Cuvée del Fondatore
The Cuvèe del Fondatore is the fruit of over 40 years experience matured by Graziano Merotto amongst his beloved vines, his gift for understanding the land and its energy, the seasonal intuition for the development of the vines, the ripening of the grapes, only with this experience was it possible to create a wine quite so particular. The grapes come from the Rive di Col San Martino, from the vineyard in particella 86 at 230 metres above sea level. A unique wine, the fruit of a unique passion.
Area of production: Vineyards in Col San Martino.
Type of grapes: 100% Glera.
Method used: On-skins maceration under soft pressure. The must is put into an autoclave for about 50 days then left to rest for a further 120 days on its own yeasts.
Vineyard origin: From the village of Farra di Soligo, Col San Martino.
Vineyard location: Sector 86.
Altitude: 230m above sea level.
Number of bottles produced: n° 24872.
Alcohol content: 11,5%
Sugar residue: 7 g/l
Colour: Straw yellow with green highlights, a shiny, creamy foam and refined perlage with a pattern of tiny bubbles.
Perfume: Fine and intense, with immediately obvious notes of white fruits and citrus alongside pleasant floral sensations softened by a mineral flourish.
Taste: Wonderfully fresh and elegantly tangy with good volume and balance providing an overall sense of great pleasure.
Aftertaste: Intense and persistent with the flowery and fruity notes from the bouquet.
Food affinities: Ideal as an aperitif, this wine is the perfect accompaniment to quality crudités and fine shellfish. To be sampled with first courses of wild herbs or asparagus.
Serving temperature: 6 - 8°C
Classic 0,75 l
Magnum 1,5 l