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Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Valtènesi “La Botte Piena”
80% Groppello, 10% Barbera, 5% Sangiovese, 5% Marzemino 15 – 50 years Moraine, with sandy clay 3 ha
Garda Marzemino “Le Morene”
Marzemino Planted in 2001 Moraine, with sandy clay 1.5 ha
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• La Basia comes from a local Lombardian dialect and means “large bowl.” The locals called the estate La Basia because of the round shape of the field in the center of the property.

Valtènesi “La Botte Piena”
• Red wine
• Valtènesi is the DOC
• Vines located on the slopes above Lake Garda at approximately 900 feet
• Grapes are harvested based on the ripeness of different sections of the vineyard, not by grape variety as the vines are mixed in the vineyard. This creates a field blend for the wine.
• Groppello is the native grape variety of this area and makes up the majority of Valtènesi blends
• Hand-harvested in mid-September to early October
• De-stemmed
• Grapes are vinified together in stainless steel tank
• Maceration lasts 6 days, then wine is aged for 9 months in stainless steel tanks, and aged in bottle for at least 3 months
• La Botte Piena (literally translated as “the full barrel”) is part of a local proverb—Vuole la botte piena e la moglie ubriaca!—meaning “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.”

Garda Marzemino “Le Morene”
• Red wine
• Garda is the DOC but this wine will be marketed as Marzemino
• Vines located on the slopes above Lake Garda at approximately 900 feet
• Marzemino is a native grape to northern Italy and can be found in Lombardia, Trentino, and Veneto
• Hand-harvested in mid-September to early October
• Vinified in stainless steel tank
• Maceration lasts 8 days, then wine is aged for 15 months in stainless steel tanks, and aged in bottle for at least 3 months
• Le Morene means “moraines”—the type of glacial soil that is typical of the area and highlights the mineral characteristics of the wine

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Lombardy
Appellation(s)
Valtènesi DOC, Garda DOC
Producer
Giacomo Tincani
Founded
1975
Annual Production
2,500 cases
Farming
Sustainable
Website
http://www.labasia.it/

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