Vulcaia fume

Type: dry white wine

Area: Soave Classico

Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 100%

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE VINEYARD:

SITE: Monteforte d'Alpone and Soave (monte Foscarino)

SURFACE: selection on 4,5 hectares

ALTITUDE: about 150 m asl

EXPOSURE: South/ South-west

SOIL: Basaltic lava

CANOPY SYSTEM: Pergola

DENSITY: 4500 plants / hectar

AGE OF THE VINEYARD: > 20 years

HAND PICKED

Annual production: about 26,000 bottles and 520 magnums.

ENOLOGY

Destalking and crushing are followed by skin contact for about 3 hours. After the grapes are pressed the must is allowed to settle for 12 hours at cold temperature. Alcoholic fermentation followed by malolactic fermentation takes place in 30% new barriques made from heavy toasted wood. Prior to racking, batonnage is carried out every 6 weeks for about 7 months. Fining for 6 months in stainless steel vats, filtration, through a coarse filter occurs prior to bottling.

IMPRESSIONS

Intense golden colour. Nose of roasted coffee with hints of oak and tropical fruits. On the palate: great fruit concentration with grapefruit, pineapple, passion fruit and citrus. Strong and persistent finish of all the flavours.

RECOMMENDED COMBINATION:

Smoked fishes such herring and salmon. Also good with caviar, bottarga and roasted liver.

SERVING TEMPERATURE:12 - 14°C.