Villa Cordevigo Bianco 2016 IGT Verona

Producer: Delibori
Vintage: 2016
Production Area: Vineyards of the Cordevigo Estate at Cavaion Veronese. Type of soil: clay mixed with pebbles, typical of the morainic hills deposited by the glaciers that formed the area around Lake Garda.
Type: White Table Wine
Alcohol: 13.5%
Sugar: 9.6g/l
Grape Varieties: Garganega-80, Sauvignon Blanc-20
Color: Yellow with brilliant golden highlights
Aroma: Intensely fruity, with fresh notes of Golden Delicious apples, green plum, pineapple and citrus fruits, along with elegant vegetal hints of sage, wild flowers and grassy notes due to the Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Hints of honey, owed to the drying process. The mineral notes of Garganega stand out with this ageing.
Taste: On the palate it is full, rich and tangy, with attractive mellow fruit and elegant floral notes, enriched on the finish by appealing mineral tones.
Food Matching: This white wine of considerable personality goes well with all fish dishes. It is excellent with vegetable based dishes, pasta & quiches and makes a perfect accompaniment for asparagus. It may also be served with grilled white meats and with moderately mature cheeses. Optimal serving temperature: 12°-15°C
Vinification: Training system: traditional Veronese Pergola. Yield per hectare: 9,000 kilos. Harvest period: the first week of October. Vilification: the Garganega and Sauvignon Blanc grapes are picked separately and then allowed to over-ripen in crates for 3 weeks, in order to obtain greater fruit concentration. After soft pressing of the grapes, the must is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, prior to completing its fermentation in 33-hectolitre French (Allier) oak barrels, in which part of the malolactic fermentation also takes place, making the wine more mellow and rounded.
Aging: 8/12 months in oak casks and a further 90 days’ maturation in bottle prior to release.
Accolades: James Suckling (92 pts)