Wine Detail

Soave

Wine name:Soave

Appellation:SOAVE DOC

Zone:Costeggiola - Soave (province of Verona)

Vineyard extension (hectares):20

Blend:100% Garganega

Vineyard age (year of planting):Garganega 1960,1986

Soil Type:Calcarous of medium texture

Exposure:South

Colour:Straw yellow

Nose:Intense, fragrant, flowery and fruity,

Flavour:Fine, intense, fresh, slightly tasty, almond note in the finish

Serving temperature (°C):10-12

Match with:Serve as an aperitif, delicate pasta dishes, pizza margherita with mozzarella di bufala and basil

Average no. bottles/year:200,000

Grape yield per hectare tons:9

Notes:

The clusters are harvested in bins, during harvest grapes are picked at three different times at least depending on ripeness.

Vinification and ageing

Soft pressing, the must is refrigerated at 5°C in order to decant it, fermentation and maturing in stainless steel vats for 4-5 months, 1 month minimum of finishing in the bottle

Wine Producer

TAMELLINI

Address:Via Tamellini, 4 37038 COSTEGGIOLA -SOAVE VR

Owner:Gaetano and Pio Francesco Tamellini

Year of establishment:1998

Total annual production:260000

Total vineyard extension (hectares):30

Planted varietals and extension (hectares):30ha Garganega

Vine training system:
"pergola" (traditional trellissing system)
Guyot

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

Type of viticulture:integrated/sustainable

Harvest period:From the mid of September, to the mid of October

Agronomist:Federico Curtaz

Oenologist:Paolo Caciorgna

History

The members of the Tamellini family have been vignerons for three generations. The estate is managed by the two brothers Gaetano and Pio who make wonderful Soave DOC and Soave Classico DOC  from 26 hectares of Garganega. This grape variety finds its natural habitat on these hills due to the composition of the soil, the excellent exposure and the mild climate.
The practices in the vineyards are strictly environment friendly: integrated insect and disease control is followed. Copper and sulphur base products are utilised in prevalence. No fertilizers are used. Natural cover crops (grass cover) are left on the aisles between the rows of vines. The soil is not tilled and the turf is left in place. The use of insecticides is substituted by the “sexual confusion” practice .
The cellar was built in 1998 and all the wines are vinified and matured in steel.
Gaetano and Pio now also make a delicious Spumante Metodo Classico (100% Garganega and made with the traditional method). 

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