2018 Soave Classico 'San Michele', Ca' Rugate HALVES 37.5cl

Vintage Description

The 2018 winter was cool with frequent rainfall. The start of the growing season was also marked by rain, but a hot, dry period followed during the summer. Attention in the vineyard with crop thinning in July maintained the yields of the Garganega vines and the harvest delivered good yields of high quality grapes.

The grapes were fermented in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures of between 16 to 18°C for approximately eight to 12 days. Unoaked in style, to preserve the freshness and purity of fruit.

Tasting Notes

Elegant floral aromas combine with notes of fruit and a touch of peppery spice. Crisp and zesty on the palate, this elegant wine shows notes of sweet almond on the finish. Garganega 100%

James Suckling 91/100

Vineyard Information

The family business has been handed down through the generations of the Tessari family since the early 1900s. The estate was renamed Ca'Rugate in 1986, taking its name from the volcanic hills where the vineyards are located. Now run by the fourth generation, Michele has brought with him a lively, passionate and entrepreneurial spirit. Considerable expansion has taken place in recent years with investment in a new technologically advanced cellar and expansion into the Valpolicella area with the purchase of vineyards in the hilly zone of Montecchia di Crosara. The estate now covers 90 hectares of vineyard. Ca'Rugate has been awarded the prestigious 'Tre Bicchieri' award rating from Gambero Rosso multiple times, making it one of the most awarded producers in the competition and has been hailed by the New York Times as one of the "Top Five producers of High-End Soave".

Produced in the area of Monteforte d'Alpone within Soave Classico, from a volcanic hillside vineyard where the soil is clay and basalt. The vines yield 125 quintals per hectare. The harvest takes place at the end of September when the grapes have reached optimum maturity and phenological ripeness.

Colour White Origin Italy
Region Italy White ABV 13.00%
Drink From 2020 Drink To 2021
Everyday drinking, Vegan, Vegetarian