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Cavit Rupe Re Vendemmia Tardiva Trentino Superiore DOC

Cavit Rupe Re Vendemmia Tardiva Trentino Superiore DOC

Dessert Wine | 2018 | Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige | 11.5%

Tiny production of this wine: fewer than 5,000 bottles.
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Intense golden colour; a luscious honeyed nose with pronounced botrytis character. Aromas of floral honeysuckle with hints of dried apricots, marmalade and raisins; wonderful mellow palate with elegant notes of orange blossom, honey and vanilla. The sweetness is balanced by lively acidity giving a pure, long and deliciously appealing finish.

Product Details

Type Dessert Wine
Origin Italy, Trentino-Alto Adige
Vintage 2018
Size 0.5 l
ABV 11.5%
Grapes Chardonnay • Riesling • Sauvignon Blanc
Vinification Vegan • Vegetarian
Sulphite Content Contains Sulphites
Closure Natural Cork

Production Notes

The various grape varieties are cultivated in a number of sunny and well ventilated vineyards in the area around Calavino and Lavis. These conditions are important as they allow a partial drying process of the grapes still on the plants. Noble rot plays a very important role in this process, as it develops inside the individual berries absorbing the water and letting both sugars and aromatic substances develop in the grapes. Grapes are hand harvested at the end of November when they are overripe and slightly shrivelled. The result is a wine with exceptional aromas and taste. After soft pressing, the very sugary must is subject to a lengthy fermentation period in stainless steel. The wine is matured for a brief period in barriques before bottling, and further ageing in bottle before release allows the wonderfully complex sweet flavours to reach their full potential.

Producer Information

Cavit is a leading co-operative in the mountainous Trentino region of northeast Italy. The winery began as a consortium of associated grape growers in 1950, with a dedicated winery at Ravina di Trento built in 1964. Today It unites 11 separate cellars and their combined 4,500 grape growers across 7,000 hectares of vineyard, to produce an impressively broad portfolio from an intriguing palette of indigenous and international grape varieties.

Trentino has a much higher proportion of wines produced as DOC than any other region in Italy - an average of 80% of the region's wines have a DOC classification, compared to around 30% elsewhere in the country. Remarkably, Cavit accounts for 60% of this region's wine production and they advise and supervise all aspects of this production from the vineyard to the bottle. Their site at Maso Toresella on the shores of Lake Toblino was the historic residence of the Prince Bishops of Trento, surrounded by 6.5 hectares of vineyard. It is one of the most significant 'masi' (rural estates) in the whole of Trentino. They have worked with the San Michele all’Adige Oenological Institute, since 1988, to develop wines of the highest quality.

In 1993 Cantina Altemasi was established, also at Ravina, not far from the region's capital of Trento - for the production and maturation of Classic Trentodoc and Charmat Method sparkling wines. Trento Doc was the first Classical Method sparkling wine DOC to be established anywhere in the world after Champagne, and the first in Italy.

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