Le Rive Bianco Veronese IGT 2013

Le Rive is the name of the small area (cru) where the vineyard is located. " Riva" in the Venetian dialect means " very steep slope".   The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged for 24 months in a combination of 70% stainless steel and 30% French Barriques.  Le Rive is a velevety and appealing wine that is the perfect companion for flickering candlelight and a crackling fire.  

Tasting Notes

Intense and brilliant yellow with soft golden highlights.  The aroma is of rich pineapple and tropical fruits and of sweet spices of ginger and cardoman.  The mineral notes are very crisp and clear and give the wine a freshness and elegance.  Good persistance with a savory and balanced finish. 

Food Pairing

Perfect with every kind of smoked meat or fish, dishes based on poultry, pork, or veal, and ripe cheeses from cow or goat’s milk.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Le Rive
Vineyard size
5 acres
Soil composition
Volcanic, Clay, and Silt
Training method
Pergola/Arbor-trained
Elevation
951 feet
Vines/acre
1400
Yield/acre
3.2 tons
Exposure
Southern
Year vineyard planted
1942
Harvest time
end of October
First vintage of this wine
1992
Bottles produced of this wine
7,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Garganega
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
25-30 days days
Fermentation temperature
59 °F
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
30 % Barriques and 70 % Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
15 months
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
24 months

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