Young, fresh and lively. The Valtènesi from groppello grapes by Pasini San Giovanni

Who is #vinoumano today? Young, fresh and lively. It’s the Valtènesi 2014 (Valtènesi DOC from groppello grapes) by Pasini San Giovanni.  This is one of the most authentic expression of Valtènesi microclimate and soil, it’s a red wine made from the indigenous variety groppello that found its ideal habitat on the Lombard hills of Garda Lake.


As Sara Pasini explains in the video interview, “il Valtènesi” made with groppello grapes by Pasini San Giovanni is fresh, lively, fruity and it’s one of the most representative wines of the Valtènesi terroir. It’s vinified with a 12-15 days skins contact, with frequent pumping over to extract from the thin skin of the grape its gentle and elegant strength. It’s a unique wine because combines the soft persistent tannins of the fruit with an extraordinary drinkability.

As regards the tasting the color is garnet red and  the aroma is that of strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry. Tha taste is fruity and balanced, persistent in its soft tannins and with a long finish. The body is slender and elegant, with a strong touch spicy. It pairs well with roasts, grills, skewers and savory cheeses.

Let’s taste it..

The winery Pasini San Giovanni was founded by Andrea Pasini in 1958 and it’s currently run by the third generation of the Pasini’s family winemakers. It covers 36 hectares of vineyards between Valtènesi and Lugana on the Brescia shore of Garda Lake and is based in Raffa di Puegnago in San Giovanni, the local hamlet that gives the name to the wine. The company is associated to two consortiums denominations Valtènesi and Lugana and belongs to FIVI,  the Italian Federation of Independent Winegrowers, an association of winegrowers and winemakers who protect the land they cultivate and identify themselves in the wines they produce.

The cellar and the entire firm are reaching the full environmental sustainability. Since 2009 the farm has been producing its own energy powered by a photovoltaic system and evaluating the carbon footprint with a long analysis process of the production chain in terms of the gas emissions. Thanks to this analysis Pasini San Giovanni eliminated all the behaviors with negative impact on the environment (from fertilization with chemicals to heavy bottles) and obtained in 2014 the official organic agriculture certification.


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