Wine Detail

Valbruna Sauvignon Garda

Wine name:Valbruna Sauvignon Garda

Appellation:GARDA DOC

Zone:Monzambano (province of Mantova)

Vineyard extension (hectares):2

Blend:100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard age (year of planting):Sauvignon Blanc 1999

Soil Type:Calcareous


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).

Wine Producer



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:
Cordon spur

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

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable.

Harvest period:September/October

Agronomist:Luciano Piona

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.

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