Soave Superiore Runcata DOCG
Pure Garganega grapes grown in a single vineyard called Runcata. The vineyard faces southwest and is located on a plateau. The vines enjoy southwest exposure and limestone-based soil, rich in basalt and in grey and black tuff of marine origin. The grapes are exclusively picked by hand, at least two separate times to ensure that only perfectly ripe clusters are picked. The clusters are then carefully inspected before being de-stemmed and pressed with an Inertys system, which uses inert gas to prevent the aromas in the must from oxidizing. The free-run must is fermented at controlled temperatures in large oak barrels.
Runcata ages twelve months in large, temperature-controlled oak barrels, on its fine lees, further developing its structure and richness. After bottling, the wine ages an additional four months before release.
Wine exported to
Austria, USA, Canada
Most recent awards
- 2017 | Vinous92
- 2018 | James Suckling94
- 2018 | Vini Buoni d'ItaliaCorona
- 2018 | Gambero RossoTre bicchieri
- 2014 | Decanter90
Type of yeast:
16 °C (60.8 °F)
Type of oak:
Austrian and local oak
Aging before bottling:
Aging in bottle:
Roncà, east part of Soave appellation
Limestone-based soil, rich in basalt and in grey and black tuff of marine origin
Verona Pergola, Guyot
400-450 meters (1,312-1,476 feet) above sea level
5,000-6,000 plants per hectare
Age of vines:
10-70 years old
Time of harvest:
Late September, Early October
First vintage of this wine:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Straw-yellow with greenish-gold highlights. Rich, lingering aromas exhibiting lovely acacia-blossoms with ripe fruit and dried nuts, such as almonds. At first sip, it shows warmth, a smooth texture, full body and superb structure; it then develops an intense, very lengthy progression.
Ideal at 10-12 °C (50-53.6 °F).
Pleasant as an aperitif, it is particularly suited to first courses, white meat, fish and vegetables.
Alcohol cont. 13%
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