Cavalchina Bardolino DOC 2015
denominazione di origine controllata
Grape varieties: Corvina 60%, Rondinella 30%, Molinara 10%
The grapes used for this wine mature late and it is necessary
for there to be a good climate at the end of the season to
realize the potential of these grapes. When this happens we
have one of the most distinguished wines in the Italian
panorama: not too deep in colour but with an intense bouquet,
nuances of cherries and marasca. On the palate it has a
persistent peppery, spicy character.
To ensure these characteristics the temperature of the grapes
reach the 25° C and then the temperature is lowered to 22° C.
The alcoholic fermentation ends in the following 10/12 days
followed by the malolactic fermentation.
The wine is kept in stainless steel vats and bottle in March.
The Azienda Agricola Cavalchina was created in the early 1900s with the purchase of the first vineyards. Later the
cellar was built and originally included a distillery, which was in use until 1967.
By the 1960s the Piona family felt that the white wines of Custoza deserved better recognition than simply being
labelled as Soave. From 1962 they were the first producers to label their white wines made from Fernanda,
Trebbiano and Garganega with the Custoza name and to promote the name in key markets around Italy such as Rome
Cavalchina is the name of the district where the winery is located, probably after the residence of the Conte
Cavalchini. It is on the southeast border of the Garda amphitheatre dating from the end of the Ice Age.
This area has long been recognised as a vine growing district, indeed in 1848 the land was registered and classified
by the ruling Hapsburg authorities in the first and second quality categories. This was based not only on quality but
also on consistency of good production, essentially due to the capacity of the soil to stay moist in hot seasons.