Veneto, Italy

Il Disperato Bianco delle Venezie IGT – 2016

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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, alluvial, and relatively light, with a high content of gravel
    • Elevation: 150 meters (492 feet)
    • Orientation: North-south
    • Density: 2,500 vines/hectare (1,012 vines/acre)
    • Training: Double pergola, 18 buds/vine, green cover crop between rows
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Late September
    • 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.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Garganega
    • Alcohol: 12.7%
    • TA: 6.0g/L
    • p H: 3.3
    • RS: 6g/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.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve chilled at eight degrees to 10 C (46 F to 50 F).