Italian Dessert Wine Custoza

Description of the wine: A white wine defined modern and fresh, that owes its characteristics to the perfect micro-climate of the hills of the south-east side of Lake Garda, but not only. The wisdom and dedication of growers and wine makers in the region have built the personality of this great wine over the centuries. Organoleptic characteristics: The Custoza wine has straw yellow solor, has a fruity, fragrant and slightly aromatic aroma and in the mouth it is savory, soft, delicate, full bodied, pleasantly bitter. Historical-cultural information and curiosities: The first evidence of grape growing in the area dates back to the lake-dwelling period, but with the Romans a real culture and tradition of viticulture is achieved, which will last for centuries. The name "Custoza" begins to be used specifically only in the mid nineteenth century, and in 1971 the DOC "Bianco di Custoza" is obtained. Serving suggestions: The Bianco di Custoza is great with all kinds of dishes of fish, both freshwater and saltwater fish, is also excellent with main courses and lean and delicate appetizers and as an aperitif. Production area: All the territories of the municipalities of Sommacampagna, Villafranca di Verona, Valeggio sul Mincio, Peschiera del Garda, Lazise, ​​Castelnuovo del Garda, Pastrengo, Bussolengo and Sona. Grape varieties allowed for its production: Trebbiano Toscano (10% - 45%), Garganega (20%-40%), Trebbianello (5% to 30%) Bianca Fernanda, (Up to 30%), Malvasia, Riesling Italico, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and Manzoni Bianco alone or in combination (Up to 30%).