Santa Maria Soave CLASSIFICATION: Soave - Denominazione di Origine Controllata PHILOSOPHY: Lepia is a wine obtained from the Garganega grape variety. The low production per hectar and the attention during the vinification process allow us to fully express the unique nature of this variety. In this way, Lepia renew's more than a century wine tradition within our family. TYPE OF SOIL: Clay, with calcareous-marly subsoil VARIETAL: Garganega Veronese 100 % HARVEST PERIOD: Second week of September TRAINING: Pergoletta 3800 Vines /ha HARVEST AND VINIFICATION: The grapes are harvested at different times of ripening and separately crushed, with cold pre-fermentation skin contact. Then the grapes are gently pressed and fermented at 16-18 °C. The wine is blended in January and racked in stainless steel tanks with the thin lees. Then there is a short bottle refinement . ANALYTICAL DATA: 13% Vol. TASTING NOTES: Delicate straw yellow. A complex aroma with scents of summer fruits, exotic fruits, pears, peaches, herbs, almonds, and intense minerality. The taste is rich and fresh, with a firm saltiness which doesn’t disturb, rather increases the softness. Mild vanilla taste and good persistency. SERVING TEMPERATURE: 8°/10° C BEST WITH: Aperitif, appetizers, raw fish including sushi and white meat.