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La Cavea Pinot Bianco/Garganega

Veneto

La Cavea

The La Cavea wines are made at the Cantina Colli Vicentini (like Ca’ di Alte) for Liberty Wines...

The name ‘La Cavea’ refers to the beautiful Roman architecture of Vicenza in northeastern Italy. Wine has been made in the hills around Vicenza for centuries, and grapes like Merlot, Pinot Nero and Pinot Bianco were brought here by Napoleon at the beginning of the 19th century

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Vineyards

The vineyards are south-west facing and are planted on alluvial soils.  These hillside sites experience cool nights, allowing the aromatic compounds of the grapes to develop.  The vines are trained using the Guyot system.

Vintage information

2014 was one of the trickiest vintages seen since 1984. It was a mild and wet winter, so pests and pathogens flourished. This combined with a wet summer meant that expertise was required in the vineyard in order to achieve healthy grapes. Nevertheless, wines from around Verona look good and are more aromatic than last year and lighter in body than previous vintages. In general, the whites have a higher acidity than seen in recent years so need a bit more time on their lees to fatten out.

Vinification

Only the best grapes were selected for this wine. Upon arrival at the winery, they were de-stemmed and cold soaked for 12 hours before being very gently pressed. The juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks and remained on its lees for four months prior to bottling. No oak was used. 

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow colour with golden reflexes. The bouquet is fine and characteristic with an elegant hint of bread crust. Fresh and unoaked, it has a lovely weight and nicely rounded fruit on the palate.

Vintage information

Vintage 2014
Grape varieties 65% Pinot Blanc/Pinot Bianco
35% Garganega
Region Veneto
Winemaker Alberto Marchisio
Consultant Winemaker Dominique Delteil
Alcohol (ABV) 12.5%
Acidity 6.5g/l
Residual Sugar 7g/l
Wine pH 3.29