Carantina, Monteforche 2019



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Alfonso Soranzo makes wines from vineyards surrounding his home and cantina in the tiny hamlet of Zovon di Vò in the beautiful hills of the Colli Euganei. Like many great vineyards in the Veneto, this was previously an area of significant volcanic activity and the fossilised soils that remain are perfect for growing its native grapes. Like his ancestors before him, Alfonso tends his four and a half hectares of vines organically, undertaking all of the vineyard work himself. The approach in the cantina is old-school and unfussy. The wines are fermented on the skins with wild yeasts and rest on their lees in concrete vats until bottling. 

It is a humble, straightforward approach that yields wines that do not scream and shout, but rather are honest, nourishing and delicious.

Garganega from a fifty year old vineyard. Fermented on the skins for five days with some whole bunches, before resting in concrete vats on lees for a year. This is a deep expression of the terroir, with smoke, minerals, a hint of tannin and a clean, salty finish.

Producer Monteforche

Origin Colli Euganei, Veneto, Italy

Grapes Garganega

Vintage 2019

Alcohol 14% ABV

Style Medium body macerated white

Bottle size 750ml 

Winemaking Manual harvested, whole bunch macerated on skins for 5 days, fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel. Aged in stainless steel on lees for 1 year. Unfiltred and unfined. No added sulphites.

Notes  Natural, Organic