Soave Classico DOC “Battistelle” 2017 – Le Battistelleby Valentino Minotti
ORGANIC EXAMINATION: straw yellow colour with vivid golden reflections, intense aroma that mixes sensations of ripe yellow fruit with notes of apricot and citrus. A beautiful body wine with an appreciable balance of freshness and flavour. Palate of structure, persistent floral and brilliant mineral contrast.
The Soave Classico Battistelle Le Battistelle is made of 100% Garganega grapes, sourced from the vineyard Battistelle in Brognolino. The soil to produce the Soave Classico Battistelle Le Battistelle is of Volcanic origins. The Harvest is manual in the box with a selection of the grapes of the oldest vines. The grapes are de-stemmed and soft pressed with immediate cooling of the must. The fermentation starts in steel tanks at a controlled temperature for about 20 days. The wine matures on its fine lees for over 6 months with constant batonnage.
Le Battistelle started in 2002 after the family gave up selling their grapes to a local wine Cooperative and began a proper vinification. The farm grows 9 hectares vineyard divided into many small pieces all situated in the hills of Brognoligo. The more united piece is the “Battistelle vineyard” situated in the cru of the “Castellaro” hill and the cellar takes its name right from it. It is here, where the vine-growing activity is a very old one, that between the highest and pebbly hills, where the soil is of volcanic origin that the grape variety Garganega matures and best expresses all its power and gives unique wines, not repeatable anywhere. A mix of structure and elegance surrounded by a well-balanced acidity and minerality.
Gamino’s farm, based on familiar conduction has great respect of the vine-growing tradition of the zone trusting that only working with the primitive vine variety and pressing for a vine growing which expects high quality we can obtain typical and singular wines able to make a positive impression to the consumer. The house sign is the “gerle”, Which were used until years ago to carry out grapes from the hilly vineyards; it is an important document that gives evidence to the ancient area.