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Ronco delle Mele

Sauvignon

DOC Collio

  • The wine

    "Ronco delle Mele," one of the crus of Venica & Venica and a spokesperson for the "Spirit of the Place" project, is one of the most representative white wines of the family's production philosophy.
  • Sauvignon

    The vineyard

    The "Ronco delle Mele" is located within the Collio DOC. It is oriented towards the Julian Alps with a view of the Canin glacier and a maximum altitude of about 150 meters above sea level.
  • The Grapevine

    The first Sauvignon R3 young vines were planted by Gianni Venica in 1984. After carefully observing the pedoclimatic varieties of the Cerò hills, they matured the awareness that the northwest exposure was ideal for producing wines with a strong aromatic profile.
The 'Ronco delle Mele' Sauvignon wine is now one of the most acclaimed and awarded white wines in Italy, and has become a true symbol of Venica & Venica.

Awards

Gambero Rosso, guida Vini d'Italia, prima edizione 1988
21 years
Bibenda, Fondazione Italiana Sommelier
20 years
Veronelli, attivo dal 1990
18 years
Maroni, annuario dei migliori vini italiani
11 years
Doctor Wine, guida essenziale ai vini d'Italia
7 years
Vitae, associazione italiana sommelier, dal 1965
7 years
Slow Wine, guida completa al vino italiano
1 year
Civiltà del Bere, Wow competition
2 years
Gilbert & Gaillard, guida dei vini ed esperti del vino dal 1989
5 years
Civiltà del Bere, Wow competition
2 years
Civiltà del Bere, Wow competition
5 years
Civiltà del Bere, Wow competition
4 years
Magnar Ben -  Best Gourmet
1 year
Wine Spectator
1 year
Gambero Rosso, guida Vini d'Italia, prima edizione 1988
1 year
Gambero Rosso, guida Vini d'Italia, prima edizione 1988
1 year
Cantine d'Italia -  Go Wine
1 year
Wine without Walls
1 year

Technical information

Alcool in vol. %

13,50%

Total acidity ‰

5,15‰

Harvest

Grapes harvested and destemmed between August 24 and September 13, 2022.

Vinification | Aging

Following the harvest, the Sauvignon grapes are macerated for about 20 hours at a temperature of 11/12°C in specific containers, protected from oxygen using innovative methods that involve recycling the fermentation carbon dioxide. This is done in order to reduce the use of antioxidants. Approximately 20% of the wine ages in large wooden barrels of 20/27 hectoliters, while the remaining portion is aged in stainless steel containers.

Bottling

The wine was then blended and bottled during the full moons between March and July 2023.

Sensory information

Color

Brilliant with shades of yellow-green.

Olfactory notes

A combination of complex sensations unfolds on the nose. Elegant vegetal notes take the lead, including the classic tomato leaf, green bell pepper, and grapefruit. The finish is refined, with a subtle hint of the typical territorial minerality.

Taste profile

On the palate, elegance and aromatic qualities go hand in hand with freshness and savoriness. Warm and intense, with a recall of vegetal notes that amplify into a show-stopping finish. A long future awaits it in the cellar alongside the beloved wines.

To be paired with

"Ronco delle Mele" Sauvignon is a versatile white grape variety that pairs well with a variety of dishes due to its liveliness, acidity, and aromatic profile. Excellent with shellfish, as well as fresh or slightly aged goat cheeses. Try it with a shrimp and orange-scented risotto, a leek and wild garlic velouté, or dishes featuring green asparagus.

Serving temperature

12/13°C

Aging potential

over 10 years

The Wine

Best Sauvignon 2023

"Ronco delle Mele," one of the crus of Venica & Venica and a spokesperson for the "Spirit of the Place" project, is one of the most representative white wines of the family's production philosophy. The recognitions it has achieved are numerous, both from the industry press and from the final consumer. In particular, the 2001 vintage was recognized as the best white wine in Italy in the 2003 Wine Oscars nomination by Bibenda.
The wine, quite rightly, takes its charming and evocative name from the vineyard of the same name from which the grapes come. Even today, in this vineyard, on the slopes and terraces, there are apple trees planted by grandfather Daniele in accordance with the traditional mixed agriculture that saw the vines married to the trunks of fruit trees, which were used back then as wire tensioners for the vine rows.
The young vines, offspring of the parent grapevines, replicated through cuttings, maintain their original character in other locations as well, thanks in part to the same sun exposure.

 

The vineyard and the vine

Love and passion. Always.

Ronco delle Mele

"Ronco delle Mele" is located within the Collio DOC. It is oriented towards the Julian Alps with a view of the Canin glacier and a maximum altitude of about 150 meters above sea level. Additionally, due to the microclimates formed between the rows due to the presence of woods, varying exposures to sunlight, and the northern breeze, it is necessary to harvest the grapes at different times.

The vineyard

The first Sauvignon R3 young vines were planted by Gianni Venica in 1984. After carefully observing the pedoclimatic varieties of the Cerò hills, they matured the awareness that the northwest exposure was ideal for producing wines with a strong aromatic profile.

This led to the budding of the "Ronco delle Mele Project," culminating in the production of the first vintage in 1995, which immediately received some of the highest accolades from Italian guides.

Harvest

Some impressions during the Sauvignon harvest in our Ronco delle Mele DOC Collio vineyard. The pictures take you to the most important vineyard of Venica & Venica, among the beautiful hills of Collio. We have the pleasure of letting you relive one of the most important moments of the year: the harvesting of the "Sauvignon" grapes in the vineyard until their arrival at our winery ...

Bottling

In the pictures we take you to the cellar, as the staff prepare the departure of the new bottles ...

Vigneto e Wine Resort

Un mare di fiori a “Ronco delle Mele”: La bellezza del Collio in primavera!

Harvest

Some impressions during the Sauvignon harvest in our Ronco delle Mele DOC Collio vineyard. The pictures take you to the most important vineyard of Venica & Venica, among the beautiful hills of Collio. We have the pleasure of letting you relive one of the most important moments of the year: the harvesting of the "Sauvignon" grapes in the vineyard until their arrival at our winery ...
Vendemmia Venica e venica Sauvignon
Vendemmia Venica e venica Sauvignon

Bottling

In the pictures we take you to the cellar, as the staff prepare the departure of the new bottles ...
Vendemmia Venica e venica Sauvignon
Vendemmia Venica e venica Sauvignon

Vigneto e Wine Resort

Un mare di fiori a “Ronco delle Mele”: La bellezza del Collio in primavera!
Vendemmia Venica e venica Sauvignon
Vendemmia Venica e venica Sauvignon

Bottle Sizes

  • ‘Classic’ Wine Bottle

    Bottle size: 75 cl
  • "Magnum"

    Bottle size: 1,5 l
  • ronco delle mele 2022 3 litri

    3L Bottle

    Hand painted.
  • ronco delle mele 2022 5 litri

    5L Bottle

    Hand painted.

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The shop is open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Saturdays in January, the shop will be closed.

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The shop is open Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On Saturdays in January, the shop will be closed.

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