The idea for the Ca’linverno White wine, was born from the mind of Diego Cottini, owner and winemaker at Monte Zovo. While Diego has produced a wonderful Ca’linverno Rosso from dried Veronese grapes and Cabernet Sauvignon for some years now,this is his first vintage of Ca’linverno Bianco. Born of the same experimentation and intuition. The wine is the result of a blend of aromatic white grapes, Sauvignon Blanc and the much maligned Muller Thurgau, joined with Garganega grapes the main grape of Soave.
These wines are then allowed to dry on the vine, a technique devised by Diego Cottini and up until now only applied in the production of Ca’linverno Rosso wines.The grapes that go in to the making of this wine originate in the vineyards higher than many others near Verona and are left to fully mature on the vine branch.
The wine is requires about 20 minutes to breathe when opened, something we would recommend for bolder whites under cork. But once it opens up it has a bright juicy citrus and tropical fruits with a streak of minerality and hints of white blossom, bitter almond and stone fruits. The palate is on the full side; generous, revealing apricots, citrus fruits, flowers and minerality. Generous acidity and a rich texture enforce the elegant finish this wine has.