Grape Varieties 100% Trebbiano di Lugana Location And Characteristics Of The Vineyard The vineyards are located at Peschiera del Garda, a small area to the south-east of Lake Garda Average Altitude 100-150 metres above sea level. Limestone and gravelly soils, with a lot of stones Training System And Plant Density Guyot, with 4,000 to 4,500 vines per hectare. The yield is around 2 kg per vine Harvest First ten days of October Vinification Soft pressing and fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Maturation for 6 months on its lees; the wine then remains for at least 2 months in bottle before being released for sale Organoleptic Description A lightly aromatic dry white wine Colour Straw yellow, with greenish highlights Nose It is clean, fragrant and precise, with delicate scents of blossoms and nettles, underripe apricots and almonds Flavour Dry, tangy and well-balanced Vol. 13,00% Total Acidity 6,20 gr/lt Serving Temperature 9-10 °C Serving Suggestions Fish hors doeuvres, rice and pasta dishes in broth and bean soups; baked and stuffed vegetable dishes and, in particular, fish from Lake Garda: boiled, steamed or grilled
Grape Varieties 65% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese Location And Characteristics Of The Vineyard The vineyards are located at Sommacampagna, a commune situated to the south-east of Lake Garda Average Altitude 1100-150 metres above sea level A hill of glacial origin with limestone, clay, gravelly and sandy soils Training System And Plant Density Cordon Spur, with 4,000 to 4,500 vines per hectare. The yield is 2 kg per vine Harvest End of September for Rondinella and Sangiovese; the beginning of October for Corvina Vinification Gentle crushing and destemming, and a brief cold maceration of the grapes prior to fermentation. This is followed by a long, delicate fermentation (with skin contact) in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks Organoleptic Description A dry red wine Colour Brilliant ruby red Nose Delicately fruity and fragrant, with notes of cherries, strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants as well as hints of spices (cinnamon, cloves, black pepper) Flavour Dry and rounded, with the same sensations of crunchy red fruits and berries perceptible on the nose. Lightly spicy, with a well-balanced, fresh and easy-drinking style Vol. 12,50% Total Acidity 5,30 gr/lt Serving Temperature 12-15 °C Serving Suggestions Light snacks, cold cuts, light meals and fish in general (particularly fresh water fish)
The heart of Monte del Frà is located in the village of Custoza on the morainic hills of Lake Garda, only 15km from Verona.
Today, the winery that was founded in 1958, owns over 140 hectares of vineyards. Its history is linked to the grand crus such as Cà del Magro, il vigneto Colombara, Grottino, Staffalo, Monte Godi, Monte Fitti, Mascarpine, Bagolina, Pezzarara and Monte del Frà. For the past decade or so, the Bonomo family has also owned a beautiful winery in the Valpolicella Classica village of Fumane along the banks of the Lena stream in Lena di Mezzo.
By carefully selecting the land on which to plant vineyards and by meticulously implementing agronomic practices, Monte del Frà has become one of the most avantgarde wineries for the production of high quality grapes. The vineyards are planted in guyot in the areas of Cusotza, Bardolino and Lugana and with the classic "pergola" system in the Valpolicella Classica. These vines produce only 2-3 kg of grapes per plant and are the basis for the winery's high quality standards.
The controlled management of raw materials and the implementation of winemaking procedures using the most modern techniques to preserve the characteristics of the grapes, guarantee Monte del Frà's ability to produce prestigious wines.