Serafini & Vidotto are two old schoolfriends who decided to unite their talents and passion for high quality wines and vineyards, and so back in 1986 they purchased 20 hectares of vineyard land and ventured into the winemaking world. From the very beginning, they chose to plant and make wines from international varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, though the pair has recently begun working with a once famous but now forgotten native grape, Recantina. In fact, Serafini & Vidotto has long been considered one of, if not the best producers of Cabernet wines in North Eastern Italy.
From the Montello e Colli Asolani DOC area, the Recantina grapes are manually harvested in mid-October and transported to the gravity fed winery. After a period of maceration the grapes are pressed and fall through into to the level beneath to ferment. The building is designed to remain at perfect temperature for the wine, it is very rare that they use thermostatic temperature control. Once bottled the wine is left to mature for 3 to 6 months before release.
This is a very nervous wine, exuberant, generous, slightly rough at the beginning but with tons of personality. Flavours of cherries and berries with floral notes also. Light in body with a delicate tannin structure. A perfect wine for matching with red meat, for example - Bistecca alla Fiorentina!