Massifitti IGT

The Tessari family, deeply rooted in the area of Soave and in traditional Soave wine production, began its own winery in 1982, high in the Fittà hills overlooking the heart of the Soave Classico appellation, facing Monteforte d’Alpone. Giovanni and Rossetta labeled the range Suavia “as a tribute to the tradition and culture of their terroir.” Today, the winery is run by their four daughters – Arianna, Meri, Valentina (enologist) and Alessandra, all extremely passionate about their work and the land.
Suavia has since become one of the appellation’s benchmark wineries for an array of reasons, from its very old, select rootstock (many vines are 70 years old!) to its unique local terroir and microclimate (high altitudes, diurnal temperature changes) to the exclusive and dedicated use of only native grapes – Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave grapes, and all the way to the volcanic soil, which lends mineral and flinty notes to the wine. But mostly for the quality and highly aromatic wines, full of character.

Suavia’s vineyards extend 12 hectares (nearly 30 acres), located in the districts of Fittà, Carbonare, Castellaro and Tremenalto.

Made from 100% Trebbiano di Soave. The wine ages in stainless steel for twelve months and then in bottle for twelve more. Brilliant straw yellow in color; the nose shows appealing notes of yellow peach, kiwi and lilies of the valley together with a crystalline minerality that calls to mind the unique aroma of spring rain on volcanic rock. The palate shows crisp, clean, crystal-clear flavors and freshness combined with a surprisingly creamy texture, distinctive elegance, structure and persistence.


Wine exported to

Korea

Grape Varieties:

100% Trebbiano di Soave

Fermentation container:

Steel vats

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

30 days

Type of yeast:

Indigenous

Fermentation temperature:

15 °C (59 °F)

Maceration technique:

None

Malolactic fermentation:

No

Fining agent:

Bentonite

Aging containers:

Steel vats

Aging before bottling:

12 months

Aging in bottle:

12 months

Closure:

Natural cork

Vineyard name:

Massifitti

Vineyard location:

Soave Classico

Vineyard size:

4 hectares (10 acres)

Soil composition:

Volcanic

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

300 meters (984 feet) above sea level

Yield:

50 q/ha

Exposure:

South - eastern

Age of vines:

13 years

Time of harvest:

Early September

First vintage of this wine:

2008

Total yearly production (in bottles):

3,000 bottles

Tasting notes:

Brilliant straw yellow in color; the bouquet shows appealing notes of yellow peach, kiwi and lilies of the valley together with a crystalline minerality that calls to mind the unique aroma of spring rain on volcanic rock. The palate is crisp and clean.

Serving temperature:

Best at 10-12 °C (50-53.6 °F).

Aging potential:

8-10 years

Alcohol:

Alc. 12.5% by vol.; total acidity 6.30 g/l; pH 3.28; dry extract 22 g/l

Winemaker:

Valentina Tessari