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I Stefanini
Il Selese Soave DOC

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
Website: www.istefanini.it
Winemaker: Francesco Tessari
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Garganega

Vineyard Location: Soave DOC
Elevation: 90 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1994
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 10,000/Ha
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.

Aging Process
The wine is left to refine on noble lees for 4/6 months and 12 months after bottling.

Tasting Notes
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