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Lunalonga – Soave Classico DOC 2018 – Balestri Valda 🇮🇹



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Garganega & Trebbiano di Soave

Balestri Valda – Soave Classico (Veneto)

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Lunalonga – Soave Classico DOC 2018 – Balestri Valda 🇮🇹

Wait to follow the lunar cycles, to enjoy, finally,
the finesse and balance, without equal.

A seductive Soave in which Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave are in harmonious balance, yielding a wine with a rich color and fragrances of nectarine, apricot, thyme and elderflowers.
Mellow on the palate thanks to its long aging, it offers the typical almond-like notes of Garganega on the finish.

The name Lunalonga derives from a combination of “luna” (“the Moon”) and “longa” (“long” in the dialect of the Veneto).
In this way we have sought to pay tribute to the rural wisdom handed down to us by our grandparents, in which respect for the phases of the moon in agriculture and the wine’s natural need for time in the cellar were fundamental.

The Italian word “luna” derives from the Indo-European “louksna”, or “reflected light”; “selene” in Ancient Greek and “chandra” in Sanskrit have the same meaning.
To indicate the moon, the Germanic languages prefer, on the other hand, to use another Indo-European root, “me(n)ses”, which means “month”.

Formed around 4.3 billion years ago, the Moon is the only natural satellite that orbits around the Earth, as well as being the celestial body closest to it.
It therefore seems logical that its influence on agriculture was always a keystone for all the ancient cultures, which adapted their times of sowing and harvesting to its cycles.
This form of wisdom has come down to us by means of popular traditions that have been passed down from father to son, and it is still very much alive today in those zones with the most deep-rooted rural cultures.

Its phases, which last 29 days in all, can be broken down into:

When the moon, seen from the Earth, lies exactly between the Earth and the Sun, the side of it that is facing us is completely dark.

Just a few hours after the new moon, it becomes visible once again as a thin crescent that is open towards the left; the phase between the new and the full moon lasts about 14 days and is known as the waxing moon.

Now the moon has completed half of its journey and shines with its full brightness in the sky.

Immediately after the full moon, our satellite slowly begins its journey once again; this phase lasts approximately 14 days and continues until the next new moon.


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Italië, Soave Classico, Veneto




Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave



Balestri Valda

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A new generation of wine growers
Laura Rizzotto

My idea of viticulture is based on profound respect for the balance of nature.
I have said “no” to using pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers.
I have said “yes” to biodiversity, safeguarding indigenous grape varieties and beekeeping in the vineyards.
Where vines, flowers, woodland and orchards coexist, bees also find a happy home.
Every day I am increasingly grateful for everything that the bees give us and teach us; protecting them is the very least we can do.

We have always believed strongly in our local grape varieties and we have devoted ourselves exclusively to them, focusing on low yields per hectare in order to obtain higher quality. Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave are the mainstays of our winery, where we vinify them with maximum respect for our terroir.


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