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Ca' Rugate "Studio" Bianco IGT 2016

Ca' Rugate
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At the beginning of the 20th century Amedeo “Mideo” Tessari recognized the high-quality potential of his while selling his own wine in the family hostelry. From father to son the history of Ca' Rugate is rooted the land of the Rugate. In the 1930s, the Tessari family farmed cherries, plums, peaches and almonds. Not a great deal of Garganega and Turbiana grapes were produced and they were sold at the local markets.

Over the years the vineyards were extended, and Mideo's son, Fulvio “Beo” Tessari, who had just bought the vineyards at Monte Fiorentine decided to make a wine himself. New concrete vats and large-sized casks were purchased and the first family winery was started at Rugate around 1950 and production grew rapidly. Fulvio and his eldest son, Amedeo, extended the Brognoligo winery and invested in new machinery. The first bottles with a Ca' Rugate label were of 1986 vintage, and Ca' Rugate wines began to cross national borders.

In 2001, the fourth generation of Tessari joined the business; Michele, Amedeo’s son. He began a major modernization process for the business, both in terms of quality and organization. 37 acres of vineyards in the nearby district of Montecchia di Crosara in Valpolicella were purchased. Concurrently a new modernized winery was opened in September 2002 at Montecchia di Crosara, along the Val d’Alpone road. This strategic and structural growth was supported by a network for wine distribution, which today stretches to 98 Italian provinces and 42 countries abroad.

In 2009 there was an investment in the neighboring area of Lessini Durello and today Ca' Rugate is a business well-rooted in the local land, but which also breathes in an international climate. With a property of over 175 acres of vineyards and a production which combines respect for tradition with appropriate innovation, the wines are the fruit of conscientious and meticulous work, in the name of continuity and quality.

Wine Specs
60% Trebbiano, 40% Garganega
Veneto Bianco IGT
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Intense straw yellow. On the nose - bouquet of pout pourri and green tea with light notes of white pulp fruits and flint. Enveloping in the mouth, dense but not heavy, recalling the aromatic freshness of the perfumes, extending in a rich finish of flavor and extraordinary persistence.
Vineyard Notes
Selection of grapevine trunks from vines in the Tremenalto area north of the Monteforte d’Alpone municipality". Predominantly basaltic soil.
Production Notes
Harvest by hand during the first 10 days of September". Fermentation and vinification and blending of the two varieties in stainless steel. 50% of the blended wine is matured in 680 liter F. Fre’res wood barrels for about 9 months."
Winemaker Notes
Studio is the name of a wine but it is also the study of a wine. A study made up of research and experiment on two varieties of grape, typical of the Soave area: Trebbiano di Soave and Garganega. This study began several years ago, and has led Ca' Rugate towards a rereading and reinterpretation of these two indigenous vines. If, behind the elegant and perfect motions of a classical ballerina, there are years of exercise, rehearsal and passionate commitment, in the same way behind the perfumes and fullness of Studio flow years of research, experiment and tenacious enthusiasm. Studio is our IGT wine, combining grapes from 60% Trebbiano di Soave and 40% di Garganega, partly aged in French oak casks with original capacity of 680 lt, often used in the most important wineries of Burgundy. This is experimenting too. During this learning process, we believe we have tried to discover a new way of interpreting these two extraordinary grape varieties typical of our region. For us too, like the ballerina on the Studio label, studying doesn’t stop here - indeed it never comes to an end.
Food Pairing Notes
Goes well with shellfish, fish, white meat dishes and pasta with light sauces."
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