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custoza superiore doc summa

Custoza Superiore D.O.C.
Summa

"Summa" means properly "the highest part", but also the collection, the synthesis. In this way the company wants to talk about, as in a summary of their experience to enchance the land, its varietal expressions along with its mineral strength.

Grape varieties: Garganega (40%), Bianca Fernanda (30%) and other varieties like Trebbiano and Trebbianello, with 5% of Riesling.
Vineyard: Gujot and Cordone Speronato, in Custoza and Sommacampagna. Selection from the ancient vineyards (50-60 years old).
Harvest: Very late (except for Trebbianello variety, 5%). We wait until the first and second week of October before collecting to obtain a long phenolic ripeness (concentrative) in the vineyard. The harvest is manual and also requires a careful grapes selections: mature but in perfect condition.
Vinification: The grapes are fermented together to fully express the character of the area.
The fermentation takes place at a cold controlled temperature, with a long stop on natural yeasts until May.
Ageing: Stainless steel only, then is bottled and follows the further evolution in the bottle.
Colour: Intense straw yellow.
Bouquet: Mediterranean bouquet (especially orange blossom and jasmine), together with peach and ripe fruits, old rose with a hint of vanilla.
Flavour: The palate is broad, savory, with minerals and ripe fruits. Dry without asperity. Soft, smooth, round, full bodied with harmonious final. Serving temperature 10/11.
Alcohol level: 13% vol
Food pairings: All handmade pasta dishes with Mediterranean sauces; white meat, ham, medium-aged cheeses. Perfect with shellfish, seafood carpaccio or more complex fish dishes.

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