Azienda Agricola Coffele
The Coffele Estate today comprises 25 hectares (75 campi veronesi or Verona fields, an ancient unit of measurement) under vines in Castelcerino, a single block mainly devoted to the Garganega grape, but also featuring Trebbiano di Soave and Chardonnay, in addition to the red grapes of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards, all exposed to the sun and breezes, are surrounded by centennial olive trees, cherries and the woods.
All the property, totally owned by the family, is cultivated organically and it is managed with care and attention by Alberto Coffele himself, director of production. Giuseppe Coffele, however, is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the land since, as early as the 1970s, he was the first private vine grower of the Soave Classico zone to believe in the Castelcerino crus.
The wine opens up with a rich array of aromas - apple, pear, passion fruit, pink grapefruit, chamomile and mint and develops distinct peppery notes within a few minutes in the glass. The wine is dry, with an acidity that sneaks up on you, leaving your palate clean after a long, mouthfilling finish.
Excellent with seafood and delicate white meats.
The Trebbiano Di Soave is harvested during the first part of September, and the Garganega throughout October, entirely by hand. To obtain the finest grapes possible there are several passes through the vineyard and only the ripest bunches are selected. The grapes are harvested into small 44 lb capacity bins, ensuring the bunches arrive at the press perfectly intact. The Garganega and Trebbiano Di Soave are fermented separately, and temperatures are kept below 64f to retain the finesse and attractive varietal character of the grapes. The wines are then matured at temperatures below 61f in small stainless steel tanks. After maturation the two wines are blended and then 'Ca Visco' spends about one month in bottle before being sold. During the process, the wine is racked only once and gently filtered.
Decanter 2022, Wines of the Year, 95 points "Lovely freshness with mineral undertones, delicate yellow plum, ripe citrussy notes and hints of exotic fruits under peach and pear aromas. Peppery and crisp palate with freshness and elegance"