Veneto, Italy

Il Disperato Bianco delle Venezie IGT – 2013

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  • Introduction

    • A still white wine from pure Garganega grape — fine, elegant and lonely in a land of red wines — a Desperate because it couldn’t find its name, and finally we really called it so!

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Size: 3 hectares (7.4 acres)
    • Vine Age: 30 years
    • Soil: Dark, gravelly, high clay content, fertile, deep and drought-resistant
    • Elevation: 150 meters (492 feet)
    • Orientation: North-south
    • Density: 2,500 vines/hectare (1,012 vines/acre)
    • Training: Double pergola, 18 buds per vine, green cover crop between rows
  • Vintage Report

    • Low temperatures and rain during flowering resulted in a smaller-than-average yield, although the quality of the grapes harvested was very high. Hot summer weather ensured that the grapes were healthy and ripe with good acidity.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 20-21
    • Yields: 70 hl/ha (5.2 tons/acre)
  • Vinification

    • Destemmed grapes were crushed and pressed. Fermentation occurred for approximately 15 days at a controlled temperature of 16 degree Celsius (61 degrees Fahrenheit) in stainless-steel tanks. The wine was aged for four months in stainless-steel tanks, followed by two months in bottle before being released.

    • Bottled: March 6, 2014
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Garganega
    • Production (in cases): 6,700 cases
    • Production Case Pack: 6/750ml
    • Alcohol: 12.5%
    • TA: 5.8g/L
    • p H: 3.4
    • RS: 7g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Straw yellow color with a golden shimmer. Intense aromas, rich with notes of flowers and tropical fruit, especially mango and pineapple. Good structure and acidity. Round in the mouth, savory and balanced. Besides being a pleasant apéritif, its full flavor pairs well with refined meat and fish appetizers, crudités, aromatic pasta or rice dishes, grilled white meat or fish. Serve chilled at eight degrees to 10 degrees Celsius (46 degrees to 50 degrees Fahrenheit).



  • Il Disperato Bianco delle Venezie IGT – 2013 – 91 points – Vinous

    “Expressive floral notes meld into tropical fruits, rye, sweet spices and vanillin in a textured, expressive wine loaded with personality. Although quite sweet at first, the wine finds more focus and minerality on the finish…”