The perfect Desert Wine: Sweet with Acidity
The Menti winery is now on the fourth generation of winemaking in Gambellara village in the Veneto region. The winery was begun by Menti Giovanni at the end of the 19th century. It all began with the Garganega grape, along with other agriculture like fruit, legumes, and vegetables. Giovanni decided to cultivate volcanic soils there, knowing perhaps that they would prove to be fruitful. Fast forward to the current generation upheld by Giovanni’s great-grandson, Stefano focuses on biodynamic agriculture and started converting all vineyards to organic growing in 2011. The following year, Stefano decided to no longer bottle his wines as DOC.
A uniquely sweet wine, this bottle is all about the winemaking. Using a process traditional of the Veneto region, Garganega grapes are hung from the ceiling to dry for six months. The grapes are pressed and fermented through a slow process. After the wine is bottled, it goes through a natural second fermentation in the bottle, resulting in a light sparkling wine with a bit of natural sweetness.