BalestriValda – Soave Classico 2019
Producer: Azienda Agricola BalestriValda
Region: Soave | Veneto
As the name suggests, this does exactly what it says on the tin. A typical and delicious Soave Classico (Garganega). Grown in the hills above the Soave DOC region, Soave Classico is a higher calibre of wine and this is a lovely example from this family run business.
BalestriValda – Soave Classico 2019 contains added sulphites. Read more.
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Milena, wife and mother, behind the scenes brings patience and gentleness providing balance to the family.
BalestriValda is our story; we are convinced that it is our great passion that transforms the beautiful craft of wine-making into the deep-seeded sense of pride that we each possess.
How we do it
We have said “no” to chemicals, so we cultivate our vineyards and olive groves according to the principles of organic farming; all of our agronomic practices aim to be an expression of a profound respect for nature and of harmony with the ecosystem. For this reason we have also enthusiastically taken up beekeeping, and our happy bees bear witness to the fact that protection of biodiversity is both right and possible.
We love our work, and we consider ourselves lucky to be surrounded by so much beauty: our gentle hills, the luxuriant woodland, the outline of the medieval castle on the horizon, and the colors of the countryside that change along with the seasons.
Ours are lands that have been devoted to the cultivation of vines for centuries. All of our vineyards lie on hillsides in the heart of the zone, where the terrain is rich and dark, and is of volcanic origin. Certainly, working them is more demanding, but here the climate is mild and generous and the southerly exposure allows for just the right amount of sugar accumulation thanks to the abundance of sunlight.
We have always believed strongly in our local grape varieties and we have devoted ourselves exclusively to them, focusing on low yields per hectare in order to obtain higher quality. Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave are the mainstays of our winery, where we vinify them with maximum respect for our terroir.
WOODLAND, BEES AND MEDLARS: OUR RECIPE FOR BIODIVERSITY
The film below is not from this producer, but it is interesting to understand the difference between Soave DOC (The cheap, mass produced version) and Soave Classico, which is the superior wine made from Garganega.