Ca' dei Frati Pratto Bianco 2018
Vines used: Turbiana, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc
From the vineyards: I Frati – Sirmione Ronchedone – Desenzano del Garda
Refinement and development: in steel on the fine lees for 12 months, followed by two months in the bottle
Pratto is a challenge we were keen to accept, going beyond conventional methods while retaining the same respect for the territory. In this late harvest, the aroma of Sauvignon vinified in steel, the softness of Chardonnay, and the subtlety of Turbiana come together harmoniously for a complete result. To the nose, there are hints of tropical fruit accompanied by vegetable and mineral flavors that enhance the subtlety and elegance, with a very communicative impact that encourages salivation through the stimulation of the taste buds. On the palate, there is an invasion of rich and exquisite sweetness followed by acidity and savouriness in perfect balance before giving way again to fruity and mineral notes. Ideal with substantial starters like foie gras canapés and also with delicate first courses rich in aromas, light and white meats, and fish with aromatic herbs. Perfect with mature cheeses.
Though mention of the Ca Dei Frati community can be traced back to as early as 1782, the wine label was officially established during 1939. It was during this time that Felice Dal Cero shifted to a cellar in Lugana found in the district of Sirmione in Italy. His son Pietro took the legacy forward in 1969 when he created the first wine under the Casa Dei Frati label, later renamed as Ca Dei Frati. Today this label is managed by his wife and children very efficiently.
The grapes for the wines are cultivated in the brand’s vineyards located in Lugana di Sirmione and the areas surrounding San Martino Della Battaglia. The Luxinum vineyard located in Valpolicella is 11 hectares, and it has been newly added to the family’s collection.