State/Country, Region, Place: Italy, Veneto, Soave(VE))
White, dry, still wine
Grape Varieties: Garganega 70% and Trebbiano di Soave 30%
Aging: in glass-lined cement tanks on the fine lees for 12 months.
The Calvarino vineyard is in the heart of the Soave Classico zone and represents the core of the ancient family estate, bought at the beginning of 1900. The soil here dates back to the tertiary era and is rich in clay and tufaceousbasalt which give the wine an attractive savoury, mineral quality.
The name ‘Calvarino’ derives from ‘Little Calvary’ reflecting how difficult the soil is to work and the tortuous path which winds from top to bottom. The label was first released in 1971 and is symbolic of the most traditional, most characteristic wine from the Soave area.
The aroma is fresh, flowery with aromas of elder, lemon and cherry. The palate is dry, well balanced and elegant, with tremendous length and finesse.
Four generations marked the history of this family run winery, each one bringing a different approach depending on their own knowledge and the understanding of the time, while the style remaining true to traditional values.