"This is our little prince, the worthy heir of the illustrious Trebbiano di Soave: an historical grape variety that has almost been forgotten, is often misunderstood and confused. Massifitti is the result of a long and adventurous journey that we embarked on at the origins of this ancient Trebbiano in order to rediscover its character and authentic nature. This wine, born and bred on fitta basalt, is a tribute to our land and its history of which we are the guardians."
Sisters - Meri, Valenina and Alessandra Tessari
"Colour: brilliant straw yellow with golden highlights. Nose: reveals white floral notes (lily of the valley and jasmine), tree fruit and mineral (flint). Palate: creamy and savory, it delivers ripe pear, aromatic herbs and mineral alongside crisp acidity." Winemaker's notes.
It was only in 1982 though that Giovanni Tessari stopped selling his grapes to the local co-operative and started making his own wine. These days the 12ha estate is run by Giovanni’s three daughters; Meri, Valenina and Alessandra.
This extraordinary estate sits in the centre of the Classico region, higher than most others, with the 3 sisters devoting their energies solely to the region’s two native white varieties, garganega and trebbiano di soave.
The vines are around 35 years old and the sisters tend them meticulously without the use of synthetic fertilisers or insecticides. The winery, while modern and efficient, still incorporates non-invasive techniques such as the use of gravity to move wine around.