Why we love it
Custoza or Bianco di Custoza is a little known appellation and white wine made in the Custoza area, in the outskirt of the city of Verona, mainly because of the very small area and the closeness to two of the biggest appellations, Pinot Grigio delle Venezie and Soave, however, the wine has different characteristics, including a fresher nose and higher acidity.
This Custoza, made with organically grown grapes, has a fresh nose with hints of yellow fruit. On the palate is refreshing, lively, elegant, balanced, with a peachy flavour and a very long finish. A delicious white wine, rated as the "best of the appellation" in a UK tasting amongst all Custoza wines. Custoza is the perfect white wine for an aperitif or to accompany canapes, fried dishes such as calamari and light fish courses, including raw fish and shellfish.
The artisan who made it
Le Tende is a family run winery located on the Lake Garda, between Colà di Lazise and Cavaion Veronese, on a land that is blessed with a mild climate that has always been particularly suited for the production of great wines. The Le Tende is also a small olive orchard from which they produce an olive oil which is manly used by the family and a small percentage given to selected importers like us. Le Tende winery follows organic and natural farming and it has been the case from the beginning, they firmly believe in protecting and respecting the environment.
Le Tende vineyards are located in the heart of the Bardolino Classico and Custoza areas, with the most northern vineyards in the Custoza appellation where the particular soil with sandy and strongly calcareous texture gives the wine a particular aromaticity and minerality.
Le Tende winery grows the local native grapes with the addition of the international cabernet sauvignon that has found a home on the lake shore.
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Anne - 04/04/2022
A real favorite of ours, from years of visiting Italy but proving harder to find in the Uk. A well rounded white wine - not acidic - easy to drink with food or on its own