The Soave wine-producing area is situated in the eastern part of the range of hills in the Province of Verona, an easily recognisable landscape of gently rolling hills dotted with castles, churches, belltowers and aristocratic villas which bear witness to historic wealth and present-day prosperity.
The whole area is favoured by a mild and temperate climate, with winters that are not excessively harsh and rather mild summers. As a rule the soil on the hillsides is largely clayey in nature, rich in minerals and organic substances, with some substantial variations, especially in the Monteforte d’Alpone area.
Bertani grows the Gargànega grape in the Sereole cru on the Monte Tondo, between the municipalities of Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone, in clayey soil which is moderate in depth, and rich in the minerals and organic substances that are essential for the production of full-bodied white wines with elegant fruity notes and a surprisingly long lifespan.
In the neighbouring vineyards Gargànega and Chardonnay, used to make Le Lave, are grown. The soil here, which gives its name to the wine, is very dark in colour and lavic-basaltic in origin; during the day it stores the heat of the sun, which fades during the night, thus favouring optimum maturation of the grapes.
In this area we also grow the Pinot Grigio and the Sauvignon Blanc for our Due Uve Bianco.