RECIOTO DI SOAVE DOCG ‘ORO’ WINE FROM VENETO
(Recioto di Soave DOCG “Oro” from Brognoligo di Monteforte d’Alpone, Verona)
The Garganega grape variety is the most important in the provinces of Verona, dominating the hills between Soave and Gambellara. Garganega does not have a strong aroma but a balance of extracts and sugars characterize its taste.
TASTING NOTES – What’s in the glass?
Oro retains an intense golden yellow colour, with amber reflections. First of all, in the nose is seductive and refined, thanks to its sweet fruity and floral nuances, such as blossoms, candied fruit, apricots and the unmissable touch of honey. Also, the typical scent of vanilla and of the noble rot that has attacked the drying grapes come in the nose at a later time. On the palate, Oro is sheer, as well as harmonious and velvety. The taste is elegant, rich in overripe fruity notes, such as candied citrus and tropical fruits, quinces and peach in syrup. In conclusion, Oro is medium-sweet, with fresh acidity counterbalancing its moderately high level of alcohol. It also has a great length and an amazing texture.
FLAVOUR STYLE: Dessert Wine
PARING – What do I pair with?
Oro is a delicious wine that provokes meditation and wraps the finest moments of our lives in a warm embrace. The classic pairing is with Pandoro di Verona, the Venetian version of Panettone. It’s best with cheeses, nuts, patés, and not very sweet desserts, like shortbread cookies or an English style fruitcake. Sweet wine lovers appreciate Recio di Soave before the meal when palates are fresh and can best discern the wine’s nuanced flavours.
ABOUT UMBERTO PORTINARI
In the early 80’s Umberto Portinari decides to cultivate family vineyards personally. Conscious of the small size of the company, but aware of the particular characteristics of its vineyards, he enthusiastically dedicated himself to cultivating and to vinifying the grapes. From a few years, Umberto is joined in vineyard, cellar and marketing by his sons Maria and Silvio, who with their youthful enthusiasm and new ideas pursue the dream of bringing their Soave wine to success.
WINEMAKING NOTES – How is it made?
The harvest begins in the middle of September and farmers pick grapes by hand and put them in wooden bins. Once in the cellar, the selection of the grapes takes place in two periods, first immediately after picking and then after destemming operations, as a result to guarantee that only completely ripe berries go to the drying process. The drying process takes place in special kind of ventilated rooms called fruttai and lasts approximately 5 to 6 months. Then, after soft pressing, maceration lasts about 15 days while the fermentation takes place at the same time in French oak barrels. After filtering operations the wine goes directly in different barrels, where, in conclusion, matures for 18 months. In addition to the finishing step, Oro remains from 6 to 12 months more in the bottle before the release.
HARVEST: from September 10th to 30th
Recioto di Soave DOCG “Oro” – More Details
ABV: 15% Vol
VOLUME: 375 ml
BOTTLES PRODUCED: 2.000 bottles