La Rocca, Soave DOC Classico
  • La Rocca, Soave DOC Classico

La Rocca, Soave DOC Classico

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La Rocca is situated on the slopes of Monte Rocchetta, below the adjacent medieval castle which dominates the town of Soave...


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 ...The vineyard benefits from a special microclimate which in turn produces a wine with great personality, a distinctive perfume and unique characteristics. Innovative since it’s first release in 1978, it has made its mark in the area and is become a definitive symbol of quality and tradition.


GRAPE VARIETY: Garganega 100%

GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Hillside vineyard in the Soave Classico zone

VINEYARD CHARACTERISTICS: Chalky, clay soils, situated at 200-300m above sea level, facing south west

TRAINING: Spur pruned cordon trained with 5000 vines per hectare

DEFENCE METHOD: Production all organic certificated

BUDS PER VINE: 8 buds per vine

AVERAGE AGE OF VINES: 10-50 years old

YIELDS: 60 hl per hectare (2 kg per vine)

HARVESTING: Hand picked at the end of October, often in two harvests to select the ripest grapes

VINIFICATION TECHNIQUES: the grapes are destemed and crushed then it is done a short maceration with skin contact in 2500 litre barrels

AGEING: At the end of fermentation, the wine is racked into barrels of between 2000 and 500 litres capacity where it ages for around 15 months. During this period, the wine remains on the fine lees where is acquires complexity and a rich bouquet. It is held in bottle for some time before release

Organoleptic properties  





COLOUR:Brilliant and intense yellow whit golden hints

AROMACharacterful wine, reminiscent of exotic fruit and nuts on the nose

FLAVOUR:Soft and persistent on the palate, with hints of spice, lenght and elegance

Serving temperature

Best enjoyed at a temperature of 12-14°C.

Wine and food matching

Makes an excellent partner to complex dishes, even with strong flavours particularly risottos such as porcini, or celery, squash and almond, salt cod and other fish including salmon, scallops and crab

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Data sheet

White wine
Denomination of origin
Soave D.O.C.
Grape varieties
Alcohol content
13 %

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