Soave Classico Monte Carbonare DOC

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% Garganega. The vineyards feature dark volcanic soil, reminiscent of coal (carbone in Italian) – hence the name Carbonare. The wine then ages 12 months in stainless steel and 6 months in bottle. Lively, deep yellow with brilliant green reflections; the bouquet shows gorgeous notes of Mediterranean citrus fruit with fresh nuances of mountain herbs and appealing, lush minerality.


Wine exported to

Korea

Grape Varieties:

100% Garganega

Fermentation container:

Steel vats

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

30 days

Type of yeast:

Selected in the Soave area

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:

6 months

Closure:

Natural cork

Vineyard name:

Carbonare

Vineyard location:

Soave Classico

Vineyard size:

5 hectares (12.35 acres)

Soil composition:

Volcanic

Vine training:

Pergola veronese

Altitude:

300 meters (984 feet) above sea level

Yield:

90 q/ha

Exposure:

North-western

Years planted:

1971

Age of vines:

50 years

Time of harvest:

Early October

First vintage of this wine:

1986

Total yearly production (in bottles):

30,000 bottles

Serving temperature:

Best at 10-12 °C (50-53.6 °F).

Aging potential:

8-10 years

Winemaker:

Valentina Tessari