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