2014 Gambellara Classico “Col Moenia”
Meet Davide Vignato, a talented young grower whose small Veneto estate represents the latest addition to the Italian side of our portfolio. In the sleepy village of Gambellara, between Verona and Vicenza, Davide produces mouth-watering, mineral whites that spotlight the seamless marriage of the Garganega grape with Gambellara’s volcanic slopes.
After taking over the family estate, Davide implemented organic and biodynamic vineyard practices with the goal of capturing the full potential of this unheralded terroir. A neighbor to Soave, the source of another Garganega-based wine, Gambellara stands out for its basalt soils, which give an entirely unique expression of the grape.
Col Moenia represents Davide’s top bottling, the free-run juice of the most pristine grapes from his oldest vines. The wine is not obviously fruity but rather subtly floral, with a slightly creamy note and a suggestion of almond. The overall impression is primarily mineral: there is precision, purity, and a salinity that tickles the back of the palate and provokes another sip. Its unforgiving stoniness does not take away from its elegance and charm, making this a delightfully versatile white to enjoy as an apéritif or with any number of little snacks—or as they’re known in Venice, cicchetti.
This new arrival, only available through our retail store, is the perfect introduction to this ambitious grower and his exciting translations of Gambellara’s volcanic hills. –Anthony Lynch
- Vintage 2014
- Bottle Size 750mL
- Blend Garganega
- Appellation Gambellara
- Country Italy
- Region Veneto
- Vineyard 40 years average, 6 ha total
- Soil Volcanic, basalt soil
- Winemaker Davide Vignato
- Aging Ages on fine lees in stainless steel tank for 7 months until bottling
- Farming Organic, Biodynamic
- Alcohol 13%
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