In Valle d’Alpone area, the heart of the Soave region, fossil finds prove the presence of the first European wild vine, 40 million years ago. The I Stefanini Selese is a Soave DOC made with 100% indigenous grape Garganega. The vineyards are located in the foothills of Monteforte d’Alpone village. The name “Selese” refers to an old site where wheat was harvested and dried.
Owner: Tessari family
Winemaker: Francesco Tessari
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Garganega
Vineyard Location: Soave DOC
Elevation: 90 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1994
Soil: loose - packed soil
Hand-harvested grapes are softly pressed and fermented for 8/10 days at 15,5 °C in stainless steel vats of 100 Hl.
The wine is left to refine on noble lees for 4/6 months and 12 months after bottling.
Color: The colour is straw yellow with greenish reflections.
Bouquet: On the nose it is delicate and flowery, with notes of elderberry and hawthorn, together with juicy sensations of ripe peach, apricot and tropical fruits.
Flavor: On the palate it is dry, medium-bodied and smooth with a pleasant long mineral finish.
Pairings: Best served with lighter first courses, white meat and vegetable recipes, fish and shellfish dishes. An excellent pairing with the traditional Venetian fish soup and risotto.
Alcohol Content: 12.5 %
Residual Sugar: 3.50 g/L
Serving Temperature: 8-10 C
Production: 80,000 bottles