Monte Del Fra "Ca Del Magro" Custoza Superiore 2018

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 90 WE

Wild flowers, Golden Delicious apples, exotic fruit. Dry, tangy and full- bodied, with a long aftertaste. Oysters, sushi, sashimi and all raw fish. It can also be matched with both white and red meats. Excellent with glazed duck.

Appellation Custoza DOC

Varietal(s) 40% Garganega, 20% Trebbiano Toscano, 5% Tocai Friulano, 10% Cortese, 10% Chardonnay-Riesling Italico-Malvasia and 15% Incrocio Manzoni

Vineyard(s) Ca’ del Magro in Custoza

Fermentation Cryomaceration and soft pressing, 4-5% of grapes ferment and mature “sur lie.” The rest ferment on their lees in stainless steel

Aging In bottle for 6 months

Training System Part Veronese Pergola and part Guyot

Soil Limestone, clay, gravely, and sandy


Importer Notes

Monte del Fra is positioned in the heart of the village of Custoza in Italy's Northeast region, the Veneto. The current winery was founded in 1958. The land that it sits on was auctioned off by a decree from Napoleon Bonaparte in the early 19th Century out of the hands of the monks who it was previously owned by. The winery is now in the hands of the Bonomo family who own 140 hectares of land and rent others. 

In Custoza, the soil is comprised of deposits of rock and mineral once eroded and consolidated by large glaciers. These glaciers, over time, have left the soil rich with tufaceous, clay, and limestone which allow vines and their fruit to give complexity and unique minerality to the wines. Monte del Fra goes further in expressing its unmistakable qualities by using the pergola system of vine training. These vines trained by this system only produce 2-3 kg of grapes per plant which leads to more nutrients going to each cluster and higher quality for each wine. 

Monte del Fra's commitment to expression and quality control keep its wines fresh and interesting from bottle to bottle. Monte del Fra lives comfortably in its traditions but is always utilizing modern techniques to keep their vines growing and their products with high standards. 

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