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2021 Custoza “Greoto”

Corte Gardoni
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The Piccoli brothers are true farmers. They grow a variety of produce on their remote bit of land in the Veneto—apples, olives, grapes—and we proudly import their wines in every color. Greoto flaunts a blend of several local varieties that age briefly in stainless steel and are bottled in late winter to preserve all the bite, minerality, and zest that northern Italy delivers in spades. It makes for a fitting aperitivo, but pairing it with prosciutto and melon or a pasta al limone really does it justice.

Jane Augustine


Technical Information
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 40% Garganega, 25% Trebbiano, 10% Trebbianello, 10% Cortese, 15% Other
Appellation: Bianco di Custoza
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Producer: Corte Gardoni
Winemaker: Piccoli Family
Soil: Moraine
Aging: Several months of aging in stainless steel before bottling
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 12%

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About The Region

Veneto

map of Veneto

Italy’s most prolific wine region by volume, the Veneto is the source of some of the country’s most notorious plonk: you’ll find oceans of insipid Pinot Grigo, thin Bardolino, and, of course, the ubiquitous Prosecco. And yet, the Veneto produces the highest proportion of DOC wine of any Italian region: home to prestigious appellations like Valpolicella, Amarone, and Soave, it is capable of excelling in all three colors, with equally great potential in the bubbly and dessert departments.

With almost 200,000 acres planted, the Veneto has a wealth of terroirs split between the Po Valley and the foothills of the Alps. While the rich soils of the flatlands are conducive to mechanization, high yields, and mass production of bulk wine, the areas to the north offer a fresher climate and a diversity of poor soil types, ideal for food-friendly wines that show a sense of place. Whether it’s a charming Prosecco Superiore from the Glera grape, a stony Soave or Gambellara from Garganega, or a Corvina-based red in any style, the Veneto’s indigenous grape varieties show real character when worked via traditional production methods.

Since his first visit in 1979, Kermit has regularly returned to the Veneto to enjoy its richness of fine wines and local cuisine. Our collaboration with Corte Gardoni, our longest-running Italian import, is a testament to this. The proximity of beautiful cities like Verona and Venice, with their deep culinary heritage, certainly doesn’t hurt, either.

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