Corte Giara is the negociant label of Allegrini. The wines are made by Allegrini from fruit brought in from outside their own vineyards. They have a similar stamp of quality that sets them apart from most of the Veronese wines produced at this level.
The grapes for this wine are grown in vineyards situated in the Eastern morenic hills of Lake Garda. The vineyards are approximately 200 metres above sea level and face south/southwest. The soils are of fluvial-glacial origin. There are 3,000 vines per hectare, approximately 26 years old and trained according to the pergola trellising system. The grapes were hand picked in September.
The 2017 vintage developed with very satisfactory regularity in the Veneto region. Winter was mild without extreme weather conditions. The beginning of the vegetative cycle saw low rainfall but still in the norm. Plants developed regularly. Summer was dry and breezy, with wide variations in day-night temperatures in the final few weeks. This allowed the grapes to fully express their varietal aromas in addition to ensuring their excellent health. Harvest started on 4th September with grapes in perfectly healthy condition.
After destemming and gentle crushing, the must was macerated briefly on the skins before cold stabilisation. Fermentation took place with selected yeasts at 26-30°C for a period of eight days with frequent pumping over. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to take place naturally during the month of December. The wine was aged on the lees in stainless steel tank for three months until January when it was bottled.
In the glass, this wine has a ruby red colour with purple highlights. Intense and fragrant, dominant notes of vibrant red berries accompany the characteristic spiciness of pepper and rosehip blossom. Dry and harmonious, it captivates the palate with its elegance and succulent easy-drinking style.