Perla del Garda is the evolution of an ambitious idea of bringing the vineyards back to the morainic hills of our farmlands. Ancient prints and cadastral maps bear witness to a tradition which recognizes the vine growing and wine production in this stony, arid soil.
The logic of our production is based on the fundamental principle that wine making begins in the vineyard, abandoning pre-established schedules and taking into account the climatic conditions of each year, according to the heed and wisdom of our family tradition.
Harvesting of the grapes by hand between August and November and the gravity flow technique of wine making, are the two mainstays of our production method. The decision to certify the production chain is an act of transparency and honesty towards the consumer. Since the beginning of 2013 we have been verifying the possibility of producing healthy and consistent organic grapes with the quality we seek in our wines.
Our vineyards stretch out over approximately 30 hectares just south of Garda Lake, along the road dedicated to the Virgin “Madonna della Scoperta”, between Desenzano and Sirmione. Our work began in 2000, observing the soil characteristics and the microclimate of the morainic hills, south of the lake. With this vision, we began to select the vine shoots, decide the number of plants per hectare and select the cultivation method.
Our white wines are made from Trebbiano di Lugana, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Riesling and Incrocio Manzoni varietals, while the red wines are made from Rebo, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon grapes.
Harvesting is exclusively by hand, selecting the bunches and placing them in small boxes that are swiftly dispatched to the winery, which lies in the middle of the vineyards. The maximum distance between the vines and the vinification area is 1,000 meters.