The Umberto Portinari estate is the smallest in the ABFW portfolio, with just 4 hectares of vineyards. Umberto has vineyards called Ronchetto and Albare, where he grows very different styles of Soave. The Albare vineyard is where Umberto produces his famous 'double ripened' Soave known as 'Albare' (bottle pictured). He was the first grower to use this double ripening technique in Soave and the wine has a wonderful full flavoured and aromatic style as a result of the double ripening method. Umberto's more traditional styled Soave Classico is his 'Ronchetto'.
Vineyards, owned by the Portinari family since the early 1900s, were grown by a third party. Umberto Portinari began to cultivate them directly at the beginning of the '80s continuing gradually to the vinification of the grapes produced. The company is divided into two plots: the Ronchetto and Albare giving two "Soave" with different characteristics. In the vineyard Albare Umberto apply the technique of Reasoned Action or Double Maturation of cutting Tralcio, which allows you to bring more structure to the wine. The cellar and the house are Brognoligo, a small village in the municipality of Monteforte d'Alpone entirely surrounded by hills planted with vines.
Altitude: 50 metres above sea level. Exposition: South Soil Type: Clay soils with alluvial sediment. Growing system: Double Pergola
A classic Soave with mature aromas. Refined with an excellent intensity. There is a slight touch of dried fruit, almonds, white flowers, straw yellow fruit, pear and golden apples. When in the mouth the texture is fresh and soft. It has a persistent finish and an excellent taste-scent quality to it.
Made from grapes that grow in a hilly vineyard with southern exposure, about 150 metres above sea level, on volcanic soil. The system of cultivation is double pergola and varieties is Garganega.
White wine method under controlled temperatures in steel containers.
A straw colour with great clarity, this wine is a classic example of refined Soave. Grown on volcanic soil it has subtle aromas of fruit. It has floral and citrus sensations with a dry finish. Green apple and crushed pear in the mouth. Cut almonds and great acid to finish.