From Costalta vineyards, in the heart of Soave Classico, "Bine Longhe" takes its name from a peculiarity of the vines: rows (“Bine”) are more or less 300 meters long (“Longhe”). Bine Longhe is a wine of luminous autumn straw color, rich and brilliant due to the late October harvest, picked after the grapes have been over ripened for 20 days. "Bine Longhe" has a characteristically strong honeyed herbaceous aroma. Dancing mineral play tag on your tongue, embracing and lively on the palate, with a slight aftertaste of bitter almonds. Soave is inherently a delicate wine, Tessari’s Bine Longhe’s wonderful acidity makes it perfect to pair with many different varieties of food. Herby pasta dishes like Pappardelle with Zucchini and Mint-Parsley Pesto or fresh tuna salad with avocado, as well as, sausages and cheeses.
Vineyards: Costalta – Hills of Monteforte d'Alpone - Verona
Terroir: Basaltic and volcanic
Altitude: 180 meters
Grape: 100% Garganega
Age of Vineyards: 50 to 90 years
Farming system: Pergola veronese
Harvest: Late October
Alcohol: 13,5% by vol.
Serving temperature: 12/14°C
Stopper: Screw cap
Vinification: Grapes are carefully selected in the Costalta hill vineyard. During the harvest the vine shoot is cut and grapes ripen on the plant for 20 days. Wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks for at least 12 months at controlled temperature. The long stay on lees and the batonnage facilitated the extraction of the glutatione, one of the strongest antioxidant in nature, while obtaining a richer, long and harmonious wine, with a good balance between aromas and taste. Bine Longhe with respect to its natural expression, preserve the quintessential characteristics of our hills in Monteforte.