Name Custoza Ca' Del Magro Superiore
The wine in 2010-2011 was awarded the highest award available in Italy. in Rome it was chosen the best white wine in it’s category.
Grape varieties 40% Garganega 20% Trebiano Toscano 5% Tocai Friuliano 10% Cortese 10% Chardonnay 10% Riesling 5% Malvasia
Location Hills of Custoza, a small hamlet in the commune of Sommacampagna, situated south-east of Lake Garda
Training System And Plant Density Part of the vineyard is planted with old vines of noble indigenous varieties, using Veronese Pergola training and with very low yields of around 2 kg per vine. The remainder is planted with Guyot-trained Garganega vines, selected and propagated from historic clones
Harvest Chardonnay, Tocai Friulano, Riesling Italico, Malvasia and Incrocio M anzoni: first ten days of September. Cortese: mid- September. Garganega and Trebbiano Toscano: first ten days of October
Vinification Cryomaceration and soft pressing. For the must, around 4%-5% of the Garganega grapes are fermented and mature “sur lie” for a period of about 4 months; the rest of the grapes are left to ferment slowly, in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and in contact with their lees, until M ay. The wine is then put into bottles where it remains to mature for at least 6 months before being released for sale
Characteristics An aromatic dry white wine. Yellow, with pale green highlights. W ild flowers, Golden Delicious apples, exotic fruit. Dry, tangy and full- bodied, with a long aftertaste
Pairings Oysters, sushi, sashimi and all raw fish. It can also be matched with both white and red meats. Excellent with glazed duck
Ideal serving temperature 12-13°C.
Alcoholic strength 13%