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An enticing blend of 50% Garganega (5% of which is dried for 5 to 6 months), 20% Pinot Grigio, 20% Trebbiano di Soave,10% Durella - This beauty boasts a refreshing minerality, lush fruit, sweet spice, and a lingering, tasty finish. Ideal with spicy white meats and chicken curry. Perfect with fresh and medium ripe cheeses.
February Wine Club Selection 2014
With vineyards in the family since the turn of the last century, Fattori has been in the hands of Antonio Fattori since 1970. Born in 1888, it was Antonio, his grandfather, who first planted vines and sold wines. After studying wine making, Antonio chose to modernize the family winery, to make wines with elegant aromas and body.
Located in Verona, at the foot of the Alpone Valley in the Soave region of northeast Italy, Fattori has 75 acres under vine. Here, you'll find their "white" vineyards on the basalt slopes of the valley, at an altitude of 150-450m, where they practice hillside farming, growing indigenous grapes such as Garganega, Durello and Trebbiano di Soave. In addition to this property, they also just recently purchased 12ha of red vineyards in an area called "Col de la Bastia", a Valpolicella denomination in the commune of Montecchia.
Practicing "environmental sustainability" Fattori does not use insecticides or fungicides. Instead, they aim to eliminate insects by "confusing" the sexual process and with the use of copper and essential oils of vegetable origin. They are currently in the process of replacing chemical fertilization with organic fertilizers to enrich and harmonize the soils.
Long known for large-scale production, mediocre wines crafted of high-yield fruit grown on the regions incredibly fertile volcanic soils, the Verona (stretching from Lake Garda in the west to the Soave region in the east) has been granted a reprieve by several excellent young winemakers who seek to create highly drinkable reds and whites of distinction from the area's native varietals, as well as some newly introduced international varieties.
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