The farm estate is directly managed by owner Roberto Bricolo, who has been supported for almost thirty years by a wise and skilled agronomist. The cultivation technique still reflects the traditional methods practiced in the local area like the use of organic fertilizers, young vineyards kept free of weeds by plowing harvest, which is almost entirely manual, takes traditionally a long time: 30-45 days to allow the grapes of special estates to fully ripen up to the “over-maturation” of the pink Muscat grapes.
The vinification cellar in particular is personally managed by the owner who relies on the professional expertise of a trustworthy oenologist in order to rediscover the production of wines expressing their own authentic tradition. Contrary to the denaturing tyranny of fashion, wines maintain an excellent balance between the change in taste over time and the full flavour of genuine tradition.
The morainic lands deposited during glaciers withdrawal into the wide amphitheatre to the east of Lake Garda, lead to the pleasant hills extending above the surrounding Padana plain. This is where the Gorgo Wine Estate was established in 1973, a territory belonging to the village of Custoza, municipality of Sommacampagna (Verona). From its original 22 hectares, the estate is now stretching over 60 hectares almost all part of the “Bianco di Custoza” and “Bardolino” production areas
The light textured soil of this area is typically whitish, and consists of rock fragments, pebbles, humus and silt rich in calcium carbonate concentration at high pH.
All vines have been re-implanted in compliance with the DOC and DOCG standards; over the years, new grape varieties have been planted such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pink Muscat, with a view to create a passionate and creative wide range of elegant and unique wines.
(Source: Cantina Gorgo Italy)