Nestled in a remote corner, Vigneti di Carbonare is a wonderful vineyard of old pergolas which greets the morning sun, overlooking a steep sided valley. In the past, farmers used to harvest wood and peat from here
to produce coal.
The old owner had us taste the Recioto (the local sweet wine) from this vineyard. The purity of this traditional wine was inspirational…so we decided to acquire it!
This plot, located halfway up the hillside with its exposure to the East, has a noticeably different microclimate compared to Foscarino. The fresh air comes down from the Val d’Alpone and its Piccole Dolomiti. The natural balance of the plants and the adjacent streams told us that water flows underneath, a precious resource for producing a great white wine.
The basalt, which characterizes the ground in most of the Soave Classico, has great chromatic complexity here, fading from black to green, red and orange.
The strong character of the vineyard is evident in the grapes: joyful aromas of citrus, effervescent acidity, mineral freshness.
This is how the “Vigneti di Carbonare” label is born.
100% Garganega: this variety was introduced in the Classic area 2,000 years ago by the Romans.
Short maceration on the skins; fermentation and ageing for 12 months in stainless steel; further 6 months’ ageing in bottle.
It matches in particular with oysters, baccalà mantecato, Asian cuisine.
The label represents a detail of the artwork “Bouchonnier – Corker’s shop”, showing a demonstration of the cork-cutter’s skills and practices.
This drawing is taken from the ”Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers” by Diderot et D’Alembert, edited in the XVIII century.
Vigneti di Carbonare 2017
92 pt. James Suckling,
Corona Vini Buoni 2020
Vigneti di Carbonare 2016
Corona Vini Buoni 2019,
92 pt. Luca Maroni,
90 pt. Falstaff,
89 pt. James Suckling