GARDA COLLI MANTOVANI DOC

Descrizione

The winemaking tradition, as in other parts of Italy, is ancient: the Romans first introduced the cultivation of grapevines, then the product was either consumed or sold. The cultivation of grapes continued throughout the Middle Ages and from the end of the 16th century was deemed a very fruitful business thanks to the noble Mantuan families. The vineyards were on the hills next to the wineries in order to make the most of the best weather. However, at the end of the nineteenth century these vines also suffered from a phylloxera infestation, an insect that attacks the roots of the vine and kills the plant. It took a long time to recover the recoverable, but decades of work by these producers was rewarded in 1976, when the DOC Garda Colli Mantovani brand obtained more than a thousand hectares of hilly land. 


The production area is within the Morainic Amphitheatre of Garda with a maximum altitude of 200m and a mild and ventilated climate. The wines from this label are:

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC white 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC rosé 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC red 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Merlot 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Cabernet 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Chardonnay 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Pinot blanc 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Pinot gris 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Sauvignon 

 

For each type of wine there are specific rules about the amount of each grape variety that can be used, the way they are cultivated, the maximum amount of vineyards and yeild per hectare, the wine-making standards and specifications of the colour, smell, taste, alcoholic strength and minimum acidity total.

The Garda Colli Mantovani DOC White is a fresh and light wine, perfect for an aperitif. The Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Cabernet is a ruby ​​red wine with a tannic and slightly grassy taste, better suited to meat. The Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Chardonnay must have a minimum alcohol content of 11%. The Claret wine goes well with lighter dishes and lake fish. The Merlot can become Reserve if its aged for two years and reached the minimum alcohol content of 12%. The Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Rubino must be drunk young, with a slightly bitter taste. Finally, the Sauvignon has a delicate, velvety aroma. It pairs perfectly with heavy appetizers and pumpkin-based dishes as well as with fish or vegetables. 
 
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The winemaking tradition, as in other parts of Italy, is ancient: the Romans first introduced the cultivation of grapevines, then the product was either consumed or sold. The cultivation of grapes continued throughout the Middle Ages and from the end of the 16th century was deemed a very fruitful business thanks to the noble Mantuan families. The vineyards were on the hills next to the wineries in order to make the most of the best weather. However, at the end of the nineteenth century these vines also suffered from a phylloxera infestation, an insect that attacks the roots of the vine and kills the plant. It took a long time to recover the recoverable, but decades of work by these producers was rewarded in 1976, when the DOC Garda Colli Mantovani brand obtained more than a thousand hectares of hilly land. 


The production area is within the Morainic Amphitheatre of Garda with a maximum altitude of 200m and a mild and ventilated climate. The wines from this label are:

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC white 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC rosé 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC red 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Merlot 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Cabernet 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Chardonnay 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Pinot blanc 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Pinot gris 

Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Sauvignon 

 

For each type of wine there are specific rules about the amount of each grape variety that can be used, the way they are cultivated, the maximum amount of vineyards and yeild per hectare, the wine-making standards and specifications of the colour, smell, taste, alcoholic strength and minimum acidity total.

The Garda Colli Mantovani DOC White is a fresh and light wine, perfect for an aperitif. The Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Cabernet is a ruby ​​red wine with a tannic and slightly grassy taste, better suited to meat. The Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Chardonnay must have a minimum alcohol content of 11%. The Claret wine goes well with lighter dishes and lake fish. The Merlot can become Reserve if its aged for two years and reached the minimum alcohol content of 12%. The Garda Colli Mantovani DOC Rubino must be drunk young, with a slightly bitter taste. Finally, the Sauvignon has a delicate, velvety aroma. It pairs perfectly with heavy appetizers and pumpkin-based dishes as well as with fish or vegetables. 
 

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Pairings
The White is excellent as an aperitif or with appetizers, with light first dishes or white fish; the Cabernet goes well with red meats, stews, roasts, game and cheeses. The Chardonnay goes well with more simple dishes, with the local cuisine such as frogs. The rosé, just as the white, is ideal with light appetizers and seafood; the Merlot accompanies red meat, game, roasts and cheeses. The Pinot Blanc enhances soft cheeses, fish and vegetable, the Pinot Gris on the other hand goes with goat cheeses, fish and a good saffron risotto. Finally, the Sauvignon can be paired with both pumpkin-based dishes as well as with those with a fish or vegetable base.
Curiosity
Mantuan wines

East Lombardy is the European region
of gastronomy 2017