The Dama del Rovere Winery – December

This particular name, Dama del Rovere, comes from a small votive Madonnina set in an oak, which has its roots in the middle of the vineyards owned by the winery. Immersed in the classic Soave production area, Monteforte d’Alpone, the winery was founded in 2003 thanks to the commitment of Massimo and Davide Prà, the fourth generation of winemakers in the family.

Vinification and aging take place at 450 meters above sea level. The exposure of the plots to the east and north-east gives the land those particular characteristics that are found in the bottle. If the garganega is the typical vine and exclusively dedicated to the production of Soave, the one used for the production of sparkling wine is durella. An autochthonous variety grown around 500 meters above sea level.

We started with the Garganega for the production of the Soave Classico, and then moved on to the Durella grape“, explains Massimo. “In reality, dad didn’t want us to produce bubbles. I always tell about when in 2004 we waited for him to go on vacation to start the sparkling process. He believed we would produce still, traditional whites and instead … After a few months he too had to change his mind, since the bottles of Durello sparkling wine had already been sold“.

The range of wines of the winery includes: Durello Extra Brut (classic method), Durello Brut (classic method), Durli ‘Petian (IGT durello brut classic method), Brenton (durello sparkling brut), Tremenalto (soave doc classic), Bortolo Vigne Vecchie (classic sweet doc), Rossodama (red Veneto IGT), Redavide (IGT white Veneto passito).

Here are the labels we have selected for the month of December. A classic method with 15 months aging on the lees, whose name jokingly takes up the French term pétillant and transforms it into Pétian, in an almost dialectal version and an immediate and direct charmat. Both wines are an expression of Durello, chosen to celebrate excellent toasts during these holidays. We think they are suitable both for an aperitif and as an accompaniment to a dinner. … We hope to have guessed your tastes!

Durlì Pétian Durello, classic method sparkling wine

Denomination: Igt Durello Brut Classic Method

Grapes: Durella

Production area: the vineyard is located in Brenton di Roncà at 450 meters above sea level.

Vineyard age: from 10 to 50 years

Training system: Trentino pergola and guyot

Yield: 100 quintals / hectare

Harvest period: between late August and early September

Method of collection: manual in plastic crates

Vinification: the production of the “sparkling base” is carried out in stainless steel tanks. the second fermentation is done in the bottle by adding yeasts and concentrated must

Refinement in the bottle: lasts at least 15 months, then disgorging is carried out (to clean the wine by removing the yeasts) and topping up with the same wine

Bottles produced: 10,000 bottles

Bottle format: 0.75 l

Alcoholic degree: 11.5% vol

Brenton Durello, brut sparkling wine

Denomination: Durello Spumante Brut

Grapes: Durella

Production area: the vineyard is located in Brenton di Roncà at 450 meters above sea level.

Planting of the vineyards: from 1968 to 2008

Training system: simple pergola or Trentino pergola and guyot

Yield: 100 quintals / hectare

Harvest period: between late August and early September

Harvesting method: manual

Vinification: carried out in stainless steel tanks, the wine is left in contact with the yeasts (fine lees).

Second fermentation: carried out in stainless steel tanks with controlled overpressure (Charmat or Martinotti system), after 90 days of fermentation the sparkling wine is bottled.

Bottles produced: 20,000 bottles

Bottle format: 0.75 l and 1.5 l

Alcoholic degree: 12% vol

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