Coffele Soave Ca' VISCO 2014
COFFELE is a historical benchmark winery of the medieval town of Soave. Located smack in the center, past the medieval town walls and adjacent to the likes of PieroPan and the coop Cantine Del Castello, they have been a family run traditional Soave producer since 1928. With the help of their parents, Giovanna Visco and Giuseppe Coffele, from whom they inherited their passion for the land and the vines, Alberto and Chiara run the winery situated a few steps away from the ancient castle of Soave in what is delineated by the Italian government as the "Classico" (historical) part of the denomination. Since about a decade the winery has been following full certified BIODYNAMIC PRACTICES (all natural - minimal intervention - spiritual viticulture).
Soave is largely considered one of Italy's most historical and revered white wines and definitely Veneto's most important. The secret is largely due to 2 simple facts : the GARGANEGA varietal and the UNIQUE SOILS. Unlike all of Northern Italy, Soave is the only appellation situated on active volcanic soils (basica volcanic - black) intertwined with pure white Limestone. Back & White terroir in one. The Garganega grape, which already possesses characteristics of elegant acidity, juicy mid-palate, lemongrass, almonds & mineral aromatics gains even more depth and personality from the soils.
COFFELE's "Ca Visco" Soave Classico is the winery's "single vineyard" production. "It took us twenty years to select the best vines of the estate". Coming from older vines that produce more con concentrated fruit, the wine is made with a 25% of Trebbiano Di Soave in blend to offset the richer, creamier and denser feel of these Garganega grapes, balancing out a wine that is aged in steel tanks only and charms with its aromatic nuances, initial softness, rich structure but also lively acidity. A selection from the best vineyards of the 25 hectare estate. All south-west facing, the vineyards lie between 120-400m above sea level. All steel tank. 100% biodynamic. 25% Trebbiano Di Soave added for crispness to offset richer/denser Garganega grapes from older vines.