The grapes to produce Soave Classico DOC “Monte Fiorentine” Ca’Rugate were carefully sorted. The fermentation of Soave Classico DOC “Monte Fiorentine” Ca’Rugate took place in stainless steel tanks at temperatures of between 16 to 18°C for 10 to 15 days, maintaining the freshness and aromatic qualities of the Garganega variety.
The fruit for this wine comes from the six hectare Monte Fiorentine vineyard in Brognoligo di Monteforte d’Alpone. The volcanic origin of the land results in limestone and basalt characteristics, in which the Garganega grapes flourish. The vines yield on average 90 to100 quintals per hectare and are harvested when the grapes have reached optimum maturity at the end of September.
The estate was renamed Ca’ Rugate in 1986, taking its name from the volcanic hills where the vineyards are located. The family business has been handed down through the generations of the Tessari family since the early 1900s. Now run by the fourth generation, Michele has brought with him a lively, passionate and entrepreneurial spirit. Considerable expansion has taken place in recent years with investment in a new technologically advanced cellar and expansion into the Valpolicella area with the purchase of vineyards in the hilly zone of Montecchia di Crosara. The estate now covers 90 hectares of vineyard. Ca’Rugate has been awarded the prestigious ‘Tre Bicchieri’ award rating from Gambero Rosso multiple times, making it one of the most awarded producers in the competition and has been hailed by the New York Times as one of the “Top Five producers of High-End Soave”.