Valbruna Sauvignon Garda
Wine name:Valbruna Sauvignon Garda
Zone:Monzambano (province of Mantova)
Vineyard extension (hectares):2
Blend:100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard age (year of planting):Sauvignon Blanc 1999
Colour:Bright golden straw yellow
Nose:Complex and fragrant, fruity, slightly vegetal, aromatic and mineral
Flavour:Supple, fresh, intense and persistent
Serving temperature (°C):12-13
Match with:Rice and pasta dishes, white meat, fish, as an aperitif
Average no. bottles/year:10,000
Grape yield per hectare tons:8
This wine is made from three different clones of Sauvignon Blanc: one of Italian origin and two of French origin.
Vinification and ageing
The grapes are destemmed and crushed and cooled. The berries then remain in the press for a few hours before the must is separated in order to have a good extraction of the characteristic notes of this variety. Clarification of the must. 30% of the must is racked into barriques, the rest is racked into steel. At the end of the fermentation the wine is cooled in order to avoid the malolactic fermentation and lower the tartaric acidity. Blending and bottling in March (following the harvest).
Address:Strada San Pietro n°86 46040 Monzambano Mantova
Owner:Luciano and Franco Piona
Year of establishment:1960
Total annual production:360000
Total vineyard extension (hectares):50
Planted varietals and extension (hectares):50ha Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Marzemino, Garganega, Tocai, Riesling, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Corvina, Cabernet Sauvignon
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 Prendina is located in Monzambano, province of Mantova, in the region of Lombardia.
This estate was purchased by the Piona family in 1958 and vineyards were planted. The origins of La Prendina go back to the times of the Gonzaga, Lords of Mantova (XIV century). In the beginning the wines were released with the label of La Cavalchina and the first wine with the label of La Prendina was a Merlot bottled in 1980 for the famous chef Gualtiero Marchesi. As of 1990 the wines of this estate have their own brand. Environment friendly practices are followed in the vineyards in order to favour the concentration in the wines, without altering but enhancing the main characteristics of the different grape varieties. The wines produced are Merlot Garda DOC, Cabernet Sauvignon Garda DOC, Pinot Bianco Garda DOC, Sauvignon Garda DOC and Pinot Grigio Provincia di Mantova IGT.