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Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe

Soave is a winegrowing denomination to the east of Verona; the wine estate of Corte Giacobbe lies along the ridge of the Roncà valley, just a few kilometres from the town of Soave.

History of

Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe

The vineyards that surround the ancient Corte Giacobbe are planted on the slopes of two extinct volcanoes, Calvarina and Crocetta, in volcanically-derived, mineral-rich soils composed of lava and tuff. There, the Dal Cero family cultivates, with meticulous attention, garganega, chardonnay, and pinot grigio grapes.

The area’s unique geologic history influences the mineral and organic composition of the grapes themselves, determining the berries’ characteristic aromatics and mineral components and giving a pronounced savouriness to the resultant wine. In particular, the cru wines of Corte Giacobbe are the distinctive fruit of the vineyards growing on the summits of the volcanoes, in soils marked by high mineral content.
  • VINEYARDS
    The vineyards, located in the Soave denomination, lie on the border of two provinces, Verona and Vicenza, extend over the hillslopes of the two volcanoes, Calvarina and Crocetta. From the summit, at 500 metres’ elevation, one enjoys a breath-taking view that extends east as far as Venice. On the upper slopes, the terraced vineyards alternate with generous swaths of woods, largely acacia trees.
     
  • GRAPES
    The small terraces that step up the slopes are planted to garganega, durella, chardonnay, and pinot grigio, depending on soil type and ventilation.
     
  • COMMENTS
    The soil is predominantly limestone-based, rich in basalt and in grey and black tuff, which influences the very distinctive fragrances and minerality of the grapes and the tangy, full flavours of the wines.
     
Soils

These volcanic-derived soils are composed of lavas and tuffs that resulted from the massive, Miocene-era eruptions some 40 million years ago. This volcano complex remains today one of the most notable geographic features of the Verona area.

Climate

The significant day-night temperature differentials that occur over the entire year are characteristic of a very local, temperate climate. The notable movement of cold air currents coming from the Alps is an important influence on the aromatic content of the grapes.

Grapes

Garganega, durella, chardonnay, and pinot grigio

Aspect

The south-facing aspect ensures abundant sunlight, intense in every season. Wide day-night temperature differentials and constant breezes positively impact terroir characteristics in the wines.

Vineyards

The vines are trained to the traditional Verona pergola and to Guyot and planted to a density that varies from 5-6,000 vines per hectare.

Winemaking cellar

The tenuta’s very efficient winemaking facility, designed for low-impact on the environment, is located in the lower area of the estate.

THE WINES

Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe