Garganega is a variety that only produces good results if it is grown in a suitable terroir (limestone, volcanic rock, cool influences) and certain viticultural measures are observed. The decisive factor here is a reasonable grape yield that is as far away as possible from five figures per hectare. Davide Spillare limits himself to 6000 kilos for Crestan, his entry-level wine dedicated to his grandfather Cristiano, and this reduction is noticeable in every sip in combination with the consistently organic cultivation, individual vine care and an artisanal approach in the cellar.
The Crestan is juicy and dynamic, it is fun to drink up to a certain point without hesitation and yet also has substance and an astonishing variety of flavours. White flowers and Mediterranean stone fruit flavours are supported by citrus notes. The finish is refreshing, powerful and lively.
Grape variety: Garganega
Cultivation method: according to the criteria of Vinnatur
Vineyard: clay + volcanic rock
Harvest: by hand
Fermentation: spontaneous| wild yeasts in steel tanks
Ageing: 8 months in steel tanks
Alcohol content: 11 % vol.
Closure: Natural cork
Drinking temperature: 8-10 °C
Perfect drinking maturity: from now - 2026
Content and price per litre: 0.75 l/(€18.6/l)
All winegrowers listed on Vinonudo work with compost, organic fertiliser and natural preparations in their vineyards and refrain from using herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilisers.