Custoza Superiore Amedeo
Wine name:Custoza Superiore Amedeo
Appellation:CUSTOZA SUPERIORE DOC
Zone:Custoza (Sommacampagna, province of Verona)
Vineyard extension (hectares):3
Blend:40% Garganega 30% Fernanda 15% Trebbianello 15% Trebbiano Toscano
Vineyard age (year of planting):Fernanda 1911,2013 Garganega 1911,2013 Trebbianello 1911,2013 Trebbiano Toscano 1911,2013
Colour:Yellow with greenish reflections
Nose:Floral with mineral notes
Serving temperature (°C):10
Match with:Fish dishes, white meat
Average no. bottles/year:20,000
The yield is approx. 50 hectolitres of wine/hectare.
Vinification and ageing
Vinification and maturation in steel.
Address:Via Sommacampagna, 7 37066 Custoza - Sommacampagna Verona
Owner:Luciano and Franco Piona
Year of establishment:1948
Total annual production:370000
Total vineyard extension (hectares):40
Planted varietals and extension (hectares):40ha Garganega, Fernanda, Trebbianello, Trebbiano, Corvina, Molinara, Rondinella
Vine training system:
Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines
Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable.
Oenologist:Franco and Luciano Piona
Azienda Agricola Cavalchina is located in Custoza, a district of Sommacampagna, province of Verona
The estate was established at the beginning of the 1900s, when the first vineyards were purchased. The cellar was built later and part of it was used as a distillery of grape marc till 1967. In 1962 Cavalchina was the first winery to call the white wine of this area (a blend of Fernanda, Trebbiano and Garganega grapes) “Custoza” and to sell it in Rome and in Milan, the most important markets of the time. Only the grape varietals that are most suited for the area are grown, yields are kept low and only the best clusters go into the wine that is bottled. Modern technology is used in the cellar, but tradition is also respected. The wines produced are: Bianco di Custoza DOC, Bardolino DOC, Bardolino Chiaretto, Bardolino Superiore DOCG.