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Gran Cuvée Brut Millesimato Camillo

Wine name:Gran Cuvée Brut Millesimato Camillo

Appellation:SPUMANTE VSQ

Zone:Monteforte d'Alpone (Verona), Cazzano- Mirabello (Verona)

Vineyard extension (hectares):5

Blend:34% Pinot nero 33% Chardonnay 33% Garganega

Vineyard age (year of planting):Chardonnay 1985 Garganega 1965 Pinot nero 1985

Soil Type:Limestone

Exposure:South-East

Altitude:from 200 to 500 meters above sea level

Colour:Straw yellow with dense, fine and persistent "perlage"

Nose:Fresh, complex and ample

Flavour:Balanced between ripe tones and freshness due to acidity

Serving temperature (°C):5-6

Match with:Excellent as an aperitif, pasta dishes and fish

Vinification and ageing

The wine is made from three grape varietals which are harvested seperately and only the first fraction of the soft pressed must is used for the base wine. When the fermentation process is finished the base wines are blended in order to obtain the cuveè. The champenoise method is followed. The bottles remain in the cool cellar which is dug out in volcanic rock for six years. Here it developes his extraordinary bouquet.

Wine Producer

GINI

Website:http://www.ginivini.com

Address:Via G. Matteotti, 42 37032 Monteforte d'Alpone VR

Owner:Sandro, Claudio and Matteo Gini

Year of establishment:1980

Total annual production:200000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):58

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):4ha Chardonnay 20ha Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella, Oseletta 25ha Garganega 4ha Pinot nero 3ha Riesling, Incrocio Manzoni, Trebbiano di Soave, Durella 2ha Sauvignon

Vine training system:
Guyot
Pergoletta Veronese

Cultivation method in the vineyard:grass is left on the aisles between the rows of vines

Type of viticulture:certified organic

Harvest period:From 5 of September to 30 of October

Agronomist:Claudio Gini

Oenologist:Sandro Gini

History

The Gini family is one of the oldest of the area going back as far as the 1500s. Documents of the 1600s and 1700s were found stating purchases of land and of vineyards (the cru Salvarenza is mentioned)  confirming that this has always been a family of vignerons. Claudio and Sandro now manage the estate after their father Olinto left us a few years ago., and Matteo, Sandro’s son, is now working full time at the estate, mainly in the cellar.
All the 25 hectares of Garganega vineyards of the estate stand within the Soave Classico appellation. The historical vineyards of Froscà and of Salvarenza have always belonged to the family. Other vineyards, with an excellent position and with old vines, were purchased in the 1980s: these are the vineyards of Foscarino, Montegrande, Casanova (all three with volcanic topsoil) and of Volpare.
Froscà is the name of the hill where the crus of Froscà (on the top of the hill) and of Contrada Salvarenza (in the central-middle part of the hill) are located. The topsoil is volcanic while the deeper part of the soil is calcareous. The oldest vines are in Contrada Salvarenza (from 60 to 100 years old), one third of the vines are prephylloxera and consequently ungrafted.  The hills of Monteforte boast the highest vineyard density in Europe, in fact vines are grown on 95-96% of this area. The cru of Col Foscarin, 4 hectares of Soave Classico from which the grapes for the homonymous Recioto are selected, is at the back of the Froscà hill.Only natural practices are followed in the vineyards and in the cellar.
From vineyards standing on the hill of Mirabello, on the border of the Soave area,  Campo alle More (100% Pinot Noir), Maciete Fumè (100% Sauvignon Blanc)  and Monti Lessini DOC Sorai (a blend of Chardonnay, Durella, Riesling, Incrocio Manzoni and Trebbiano di Soave) are  produced.

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