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Coffele Viticoltori

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Nina Snow of DOCG Imports in the wine vineyard
Veneto wine region highlighted in pink on a map of Italy
Veneto wine region highlighted in pink on a map of Italy

Heavenly Landscape & Unique Terroir

I'm excited to share Coffele wines with you all! We knew we had found something special from our first visit to the winery in Soave. We felt like we had landed in heaven as we gazed upon the green, rolling hills surrounding the winery. Coffele Viticoltori's vineyards are bordered by centennial olive trees, cherry trees, and a wooded forest. The vineyards are all exposed to an integral respiring breeze that has a magical effect on the grapes.

Soave is one of the most charismatic and dynamic winemaking regions in northern Italy. The region is known for producing Soave, one of Italy's great white wines, made primarily from the Garganega grape. The soil in the region is a defining characteristic. As you'll read below, it's comprised of different types of volcanic (basaltic) soil that make Soave a very unique region.

Bottles of Rubinelli Vajol wine lined up on a table under a poster of a photo from 1958 celebrating 60 years

The story of Coffele is that of a great love encounter between Giovanna Visco and Giuseppe Coffele. As their passion for each other grew over the years, so did their passions for the land, and for the vine. Their passions led them to the excellence that has its roots in the tradition of the Visco family winery that made wine from its own grapes in the mid-nineteenth century in Castelcerino. Castelcerino is in the heart of the historic Soave Classico zone which elevation ranges between 490-1470 feet.

This region is known for its production of Soave, one of the great white wines of Italy thoughtfully vinted from Garganega grapes.

The Soil

Soave is the only region in northern Italy where you can find volcanic (basaltic) soil. The composition of the volcanic soil makes this area so special. It's comprised of three distinct elements:

  • The dark-black basalt soils (pictured below) derives from ancient volcanoes.
  • The grayed volcanic tuff or “tufo” in the soil is from pulverized material that deposited on the ground after violent volcanic eruptions.
  • And a chalky soil with limestone and calcareous materials leftover from the tropical sea that once covered Soave.

The Land

The Coffele Estate boasts around 25 hectares under vines, which are locally called “Campi Veronesi”, an ancient unit of measurement which roughly translates to “Verona Fields”. They mainly grow Garganega, the most important grape in the Soave region, along with Trebbiano di Soave and Chardonnay, in addition to the red grapes of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards, all exposed to the sun and breezes, are surrounded by centennial olive trees, cherries and the woods.

Coffele is the first producer in the Soave Doc Classico area to be able to officially insert the label "organic" and the Euroleaf. This certification is the result of a twenty-year commitment which guides Coffele in choosing cultivation methods that are more respectful of the environment and consumer health. These methods include the abandonment of weeding, not using systemic products (to avoid their permanence in the finished product), and the use of earthworm-rich humus and compost produced on the farm, to maintain the fertility of the farm land.

 

Producer - Coffele Viticoltori

Coffele Viticoltori Wines

The story of Coffele is that of a great love encounter between Giovanna Visco and Giuseppe Coffele in Soave—one of the most charismatic and dynamic winemaking regions of Italy.

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