2016 Ca' del Magro, Custoza Superiore, Monte del Frá, Veneto, Italy

2016 Ca' del Magro, Custoza Superiore, Monte del Frá, Veneto, Italy

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2016 Ca' del Magro, Custoza Superiore, Monte del Frá, Veneto, Italy

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Family-run Monte del Frà translates as “Hill of Monks” and is located in the heart of the Bianco di Custoza DOC, just to the south of Lake Garda. It has over 205 hectares of vineyards, and is now run by Maria, Eligio and Claudio Bonomo. The Ca’ del Magro, their flagship white, is the jewel in the winery’s range, made from a single vineyard in the heart of Custoza.

The soil is poor and thin here, resulting in a wine of great concentration and terroir transparency. The grape varieties are vinified separately and rest on their lees for several months, gaining in both texture and complexity. In the glass, the wine is golden with an enveloping bouquet of grilled nuts and yellow peach characters. The white stone-fruit character is lifted by mineral notes. Drink now to 2025.
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Monte del Fra

Monte del Fra

Monte del Frà translates as ;Hill of Monks; and is located in the heart of the Bianco di Custoza DOC. It now consists of over 65 hectares of vineyards is owned and run by brothers Eligio and Claudio Bonomo. It is one of the most progressive and dynamic producers in the region and has been particularly innovative in its adoption of modern viticultural techniques.

Eligio Bonomo was the first producer in the region to retrain the traditionally 1.6m high cordon vines to lower-trained, single guyot systems. In the winery the Bonomos use thoroughly modern, clean and temperature-controlled fermentation and storage facilities in order to preserve the aromatic freshness in their wines. They produce very good-quality wines which are clean, display excellent purity of fruit and are elegant and well balanced.

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Bianco di Custoza

Bianco di Custoza

Bianco di Custoza, a Venetian wine DOC, is the white wine sibling of neighbouring Bardolino. It occupies 1,500ha of vines beyond the south-east corner of Lake Garda on fairly vigorous, often irrigated, alluvial stony soils. 

The wines are made from a blend of Garganega, Trebbiano Toscana and Friulano with a minimum dry extract of 16.5 grams/litre (20g/l for those labelled ‘Superiore’). The wines should be light-bodied with fresh, stony, citrus fruit.

Recommended producers: Monte del Frà

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Garganega

Garganega

The 5th most widely planted white grape in Italy and the main grape used in the production of Soave. It is an abundantly vigorous grape and yields must be kept low for its discreet aromatic qualities to show in the wine.

Garganega reaches its peak in the Soave Classico zone where it constitutes 70-100% of the blend. The best wines  are fresh, delicate, well balanced and can be redolent of almonds and citrus fruits. Garganega is also a key component in Bianco di Custoza and Colli Euganei.

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