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Cavalchina Custoza 750ml 2015
Sku: 2091493
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Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub-Region: Bianco di Custoza
Grape Varietal: White Italian Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. $14.99
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Wine maker notes
The four different grape varieties mature at different time, Trebbianello early September, Fernanda mid September and Trebbiano and Gargenega early October, this means we vinify each variety separately. The manually harvested grapes are destalked and pressed. Only the Fernanda, with its semi aromatic qualities is macerated for a few hours before pressing. Each must, after clarification, is fermented for 10-15 days at 180C. There is no regular malolactic fermentation save in exceptional years. The wines are left on their lees up to January or February when the final blend is made. The average yield is 65hl per ha.

Cavalchina is the name of the district where the winery is located, probably after the residence of the Conte Cavalchini. It is on the southeast border of the Garda amphitheatre dating from the end of the Ice Age. This area has long been recognised as a vine growing district, indeed in 1848 the land was registered and classified by the ruling Hapsburg authorities in the first and second quality categories. This was based not only on quality but also on consistency of good production, essentially due to the capacity of the soil to stay moist in hot seasons. The Cavalchina district was the site of both first and second War of Independency during the Risorgimento. The memorial basilisk to the 1866 battle is at the entrance to Cavalchina’s estate; it commemorates, in particular, the Prince Amedeo di Savoia wounded at the battle. The Azienda Agricola Cavalchina was created in the early 1900s with the purchase of the first vineyards. Later the cellar was built and originally included a distillery, which was in use until 1967. By the 1960s the Piona family felt that the white wines of Custoza deserved better recognition than simply being labelled as Soave. From 1962 they were the first producers to label their white wines made from Fernanda, Trebbiano and Garganega with the Custoza name and to promote the name in key markets around Italy such as Rome and Milan.

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