Monte del Frà Ca’ del Magro Custoza Superiore 2012
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Custoza Superiore, Verona
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: February 14, 2017
- Last modified: February 14, 2017
Fragrant honeysuckle leaps from the glass of this white blend from the hills of Custoza, a small hamlet in the commune of Sommacampagna, south-east of Lake Garda. The Ca' del Magro vineyard is over 40 years old, and a blend of Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, Tocai Friulano, Cortese, Chardonnay, Riesling Italico, Malvasia and Incrocio Manzoni. This spends 6–8 months on full lees in stainless steel. Lush and full-bodied, with rosewater, honey, ripe quince, baked Golden Delicious apples and Asian pear. Tangerine freshness counters the ripe weight of the fruit, landing at a pleasant 13% alcohol and fine ginger spicing on the finish. A lovely full and complete wine to pour when you'd like a richer, fragrant wine with acidity. Try with glazed duck.