Il Disperato Bianco Trevenezie IGT – 2017
A still white wine from mostly pure Garganega grape — fine, elegant and lonely in a land of red wines — a Desperate because it couldn’t find its name, and finally we really called it so!
- Size: 3 hectares (7.4 acres)
- Vine Age: 25 years
- Soil: Dark, alluvial, and relatively light, with a high content of gravel
- Elevation: 150 meters (492 feet)
- Orientation: north-south
- Density: 2,500 vines/hectare (1,012 vines/acre)
- Training: Double pergola, 18 buds/vine, green cover crop between rows
Straw yellow color with a golden shimmer. Intense aromas, rich with notes of flowers and tropical fruit, especially mango and pineapple. Good structure and acidity. Round in the mouth, savory and balanced. Besides being a pleasant apéritif, its full flavor pairs well with refined meat and fish appetizers, crudités, aromatic pasta or rice dishes, grilled white meat or fish. Serve chilled at 8 C to 10 C (46 F to 50 F).
- Harvest Date(s): Late September
- Yields: 70 hl/ha (5.2 tons/acre)
Destemmed grapes were crushed and pressed. Fermentation occurred for approximately 15 days at a controlled temperature of 16 C (61 F) instainless-steel tanks. The wine was aged for four months in stainless-steel tanks, followed by two months in bottle before being released.
- Varietal Composition: 90% Garganega, 10% Incrocio Manzoni
- Alcohol: 12.5%
- TA: 6.0g/L
- p H: 3.3
- RS: 6g/L