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Az. Agr. Cavalchina di Piona Giulietto

Via Sommacampagna, No. 7, 37066 Custoza - Sommacampagna

Telephone +39 045 516002
Fax +39 045 516257

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Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  •  Lombardia


  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  •  Veneto

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Product category: Veneto


The vines for this wine, Muller-Thurgau, were brought from Austria and planted at Custoza in 1960. The aim was to make a typical fresh and aromatic wine, but the latitude and the mesoclimate made an early maturation with a low acidity and this is not ideal for a still wine.

On 26th August 1990 when the new cellar was not completed but the Muller-Thurgau was perfectly mature in the vineyards we decided to make a passito wine instead. So Le Pergole del Sole was born. The MT grape responds well to being dried and has the capability to attract the “muffe nobili”. The 2000kg of grapes produced after drying and selection makes 500 litres of must that are then fermented in new barriques of Allier oak. The fermentation that starts with a sugar level of 320gr/l takes between 3 and 4 months and naturally reaches 15% alcohol with a residual sugar of 100gr/l. the wine stays in barriques for a further 12 months and is then bottled. The wine is only made in exceptional vintages.

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Product category: Veneto


The grape harvest at the right maturation is kept in small wooden boxes and left to dry in a shed. When the sugar content reaches the right concentration to ensure 18% alcohol, usually in December, the grapes are pressed and left to macerate for 2-3 days up to the fermentation.
When the must is run off the fermentation takes place for 10-15 days. Once the correct alcohol level is reached the wine is transferred to another vessel and chilled to stop the fermentation.
Because the Moscato can add some herbal nuance to the wine it is essential to catch the perfect balance of sweet and bitter at the right moment, making this ‘passito’ eminently drinkable with great pleasure.
The bottling is done in spring following the harvest.

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About us

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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.

The Cavalchina district was the site of both first and second War of Independency during the Risorgimento. The memorial basilisk to the 1866 battle is at the entrance to Cavalchina’s estate; it commemorates, in particular, the Prince Amedeo di Savoia wounded at the battle.

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 and Milan.

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