The grapes to produce the Soave Classico Superiore DOCG “Foscarin Slavinus” Monte Tondo are hand harvested in mid October. After picking, the grapes undergo soft pressing and maceration with the skins for 24-36 hours at 10°C. Spontatneous fermentation lasting for at least 36 hours, finishing fermentation in large 50 hl tonneaux. The wine matures for one month in big barrels and then in stainless steel tanks for about 1 year and ages in bottles 5 months before release.
The steep slopes of Monte Foscarino are of volcanic origin and provide the vineyards with excellent exposure to the sun. Its unique microclimate produces the exceptionally high quality grapes used to make the wine.
Monte Tondo is a family estate located in the beautiful hillside vineyards of Soave. Here the soils range from volcanic to chalky, which alongside the varying microclimates, gives the wines distinct flavour characteristics and individualistic style. Alongside his family, winemaker Gino Magnabosco is part of the third generation to run the estate. They believe that hard work, drive, and determination are key to obtaining the best results from their land. Maintaining, nourishing, and cherishing the land of their ancestors is of utmost importance. And although not certified, they farm using organic practices and an environmentally friendly approach to both viticulture and vinification. No chemicals are used in their production and they recycle everything excess coming from the vineyard (stems as fertilizers, skins for grappa, pruned branches for heating and fertilizer). Small proportions of other varieties are allowed in the production of Soave, but Monte Tondo focus their concentration purely on Garganega. Garganega is a variety so versatile and easily culinary matched but also with the ability to produce complex wines with age-ability. Characterised by their acidity and minerality; the Soave Mito, Soave Classico and Soave Superiore ‘Foscarin Slavinus’ are all very precise. Each one boasting beautifully clean fruit flavours. Monte Tondo wines are known for their precise execution and approachability, but they also produce some really interesting wines which show great depth and longevity.