Le Fraghe 2017 'Camporengo' Garganega, Veneto IGT

Le Fraghe 2017 'Camporengo' Garganega, Veneto IGT

Item Number: 11716

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub Region: Lake Garda
Appellation/AVA: Veneto IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Garganega
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Elevation: 620 feet

Vine Age: 16 years
Location: Village of Camporengo in the Veneto

Winemaking Notes: The whole clusters are placed into the press with no destemming. Fermentation is very cold and slow. This is done to preserve fresher flavors and complexity. The wine ferments and ages entirely in stainless steel tanks on its fine lees. The wine is bottled early the following year.

Yeast Notes: Le Fraghe uses indigenous yeast from their vineyards, but not spontaneous. They make a small batch of fermentation from the site, then when they harvest, they inoculate with that batch.

Tasting Notes: Garganega is the principal grape variety in Soave, an area about less than an hour from Le Fraghe. The grape is indigenous to the area. This fresh, attractive white wine shows aromas and flavors of apple, almond, herbs, and a hint of white peach. The palate is notable for its full body, excellent progression, and overall harmony. This is a great everyday bottle of white wine. Camporengo Garganega is delicious with first courses of seasonal vegetables and fresh seafood.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 87 (6/15/2019)

    This fresh, light-to medium-bodied white offers green almond, lemon curd, orchard blossom and fleur de sel notes. Drink now.