Territory

Cantina Danese is located in Roncà, in the Soave DOC and Monti Lessini Durello DOC areas. The hill range of Monte Lessini dominates the plains of the Verona and Vicenza provinces and defines the climate of the entire hill and foothill areas.
 
LESSINI MOUNTAINS  have a volcanic soil that provides the grapes with a distinctive minerality, that can’t be found elsewhere. This area is Durella’s home. Durella is an Italian autochthonous grape variety, known for its high acidity. Proven that it is a wine with a long history, it was found that it has been produced since the 18th century. Lessini Durello is an expressive sparkling white wine with a minimum of 85% Durella and made in two versions; Spumante, which is made the Martinotti-Charmat method and Spumante Riserva, which is made traditional method.
 
 
The SOAVE DOC production zone is situated in the eastern part of the hills in the province of Verona around of the town of Soave. The wines of the Soave DOC feature the Garganega grape, either alone, or blended with up to 30% Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay or Trebbiano di Soave.
 
Evidence of wine-growing in the Soave area dates back to ancient times, and this famous wine has accompanied man through the millennia since earliest history.
 
Historians who have tried over the centuries to explain the origins of the name “Soave” hold various and not always coinciding opinions: the most widely accepted explanation is that the beautiful Soave area took its name from the Suevians, a German people who came down into Italy with Alboin, the Longobard king.
 
Many historical documents mention Soave and these wines were certainly greatly appreciated many centuries ago.
 
SOAVE CLASSICO DOC
This is a more ambitious white, whose restricted production zone lies on the hills in the communes of Soave and Monteforte D’Alpone. The vocation of the land, unique for cultivating white grapes, is due to the volcanic nature of the soil: a pure lava basalt, the only soil of its kind in all of Nothern Italy.
The wine’s firm structure gives it an excellent ageing potential. It often has a slight mineral note on the palate that adds complexity to its floral and fruity character.
When vinified and/or aged in wood, Soave develops a creamy undertone which mingles with the fruity and floral elements.