Graziano Prà has dedicated his life to tending to grape vines on the ancient black soils of Monteforte d'Alpone. Uncompromising in his search for quality and in the way he interprets the various soils with which he works, his wines all have finesse and elegance with a distinct presence of mineral complexity.
Graziano's wines are pure expressions of the land on which they are grown.
Light drying period of 20 days. The grapes are destemmed, pressed and vinified with delestage method. Alcoholic fermentation followed by malolactic one in vertical stainless steel vats. 3-6 months ageing in 20hl oak cask of Allier.
Bright red colour with tints of purple. The mineral notes in the wine are accentuated with the period of maturation in the bottle. The nose is of sharp spice and berries. On the palate it has good acidity and freshness. The persistent tannins give harmony to the wine, with an aftertaste of black pepper and currant.
Located in the heart of the Soave Classico DOC near Verona, Cantine Pra is run by brothers Sergio and Graziano Pra, the former tending the estates 25 hectares of vineyards and the latter in charge of the cantine. The Pra range of wines are considered to be one of the benchmarks for the region including the Soave Classico, an un-oaked Soave Classico Superiore, Monte Grande, the barrique aged Soave Classico Colle Sant' Antonio and a stunning Recioto di Soave Classico. A producer that is totally in tune with their terroir and what the varieties Garganega and Trebbiano are capable of delivering in the glass.
I like the fresh herbs on the nose here, which complement the aromas of fresh red cherries, plums and fruit tea. Light to medium body, fine tannins and a fruity finish. Drink now.