The heart of Monte del Frà is located in the village of Custoza on the
morainic hills of Lake Garda. Its history is linked to the grand crus
such as Cà del Magro, il vigneto Colombara, Grottino, Staffalo, Monte
Godi, Monte Fitti, Mascarpine, Bagolina, Pezzarara and Monte del Frà.
For the past decade or so, the Bonomo family has also owned a beautiful
winery in the Valpolicella Classica village of Fumane along the banks of
the Lena stream in Lena di Mezzo. By carefully selecting the
land on which to plant vineyards and by meticulously implementing
agronomic practices, Monte del Frà has become one of the most avant
garde wineries for the production of high quality grapes. The vineyards
are planted in guyot in the areas of Cusotza, Bardolino and Lugana and
with the classic "pergola" system in the Valpolicella Classica. These
vines produce only 2-3 kg of grapes per plant and are the basis for the
winery's high quality standards. The controlled management of
raw materials and the implementation of winemaking procedures using the
most modern techniques to preserve the characteristics of the grapes,
guarantee Monte del Frà's ability to produce prestigious wines.
An absolutely lovely wine from one of Italy's most beautiful spots, Lake Garda. Buy some of this, shut your eyes, and be transported to Italy's lake country.
: "Organoleptic Description: An aromatic dry white wine. Colour: Yellow, with pale green highlights. Nose: Wild flowers, Golden Delicious apples, exotic fruit. Flavour: Dry, tangy and full- bodied, with a long aftertaste.
Serving Suggestions: Oysters, sushi, sashimi and all raw fish. It can also be matched with both white and red meats. Excellent with glazed duck."
||40% Garganega, 20% Trebbiano Toscano, 5% Tocai Friulano,
10% Cortese, 10% Chardonnay-Riesling Italico-Malvasia and
15% Incrocio Manzoni
||4%-5% of the Garganega grapes are fermented and mature “sur lie” for about 4 months;
the rest of the grapes are left to ferment slowly, in temperature-controlled stainless steel
tanks and in contact with their lees for 6 months
|| Lake Garda, Italy
Pretty incredible...Gambero Rosso has awarded this wine not 2, not 1 but 3 Bicchieri (glasses) for the lat 5 years.