Alcohol Grade: 12.5%
Aging/ Vinification: stainless steel vats. Aging 6 months in bottle.
Best to have it: 5-8ºC
Size: 750 ml
The Winery: Fattori
The surname ‘Fattori’ suggests that the family’s roots lie in working on the land, probably for a local landowner. It isn’t clear when the Fattori family became landowners, but they were first documented as having wineries in the early 1900s. Antonio Fattori, the current owner and enologist’s grandfather began by planting vines in the hills surrounding the village of Terrossa. Remarkably, Antonio didn’t lose heart when on returning from battle in 1919 he found his vines destroyed by phylloxera.
Fattori is located in Veneto, in Terrossa di Roncà in the province of Verona, in the north-east of Italy, on the volcanic-basaltic hills of the DOC Soave and Lessini Durello, along the slopes of the extinct volcano: Monte Calvarina (682 m) . The altitude that characterizes the family vineyards and the rigorous quality from the vineyard to the cellar, create the ideal conditions for excellent viticulture.
All the vineyards are arranged between 150 and 450 meters high , where the dry and ventilated climate allows and facilitates sustainable when not strictly organic cultivation. The “white” vineyards are located on the basaltic ridges of the Val d’Alpone , these are normally black, more rarely yellow, sometimes red from which Terrossa , where the activity began and where the cellar is still located.