When Livio Seganfreddo began his winemaking adventure, he had clearly in his mind the potentiality and most intimate characteristics of his native areas.
He passed on to his future generations the ability to tell about his territory with his wines, thanks to the winemaking choices that have formed him over time and which are now strongly rooted in the new winery.
We tasted “Salbego”, a red wine, whose name means in the Venetian dialect “wild”. This name is perfect for this blend of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the hills of Breganze, Vicenza.
These vines are grown on the slopes of the Venetian Pre-Alps: the climate is the typical of mountain areas, breezes and strength of the winds and an extraordinary minerality of the soil.
Salbego has got the typical and pleasantly herbaceous notes of Cabernet Franc, here it is accompanied by the tannic and elegant strength of a 10% of Cabernet Sauvignon, for a blend that encloses harmony and structure.
This wine, which is processed completely in steel, has got a ruby red color with purple notes. To the nose you find ample notes of red fruit, gentle spices and a final hint of sweet tobacco.
The taste is frank and well balanced among aromaticity, sapidity and acidity, with a tannic part well harmonized by the minerality which then leaves a long and very pleasant finish.
The combinations are those of the truest peasant tradition: local cold cuts and homemade bread with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, medium-aged cheeses, but in particular with grilled meats, that was our best pairing choice.
The winery Al Monte di Livio is located in Colceresa, Vicenza, overlooking the hills of Breganze, an area renowned for its viticultural vocation. The vineyard surface covers 10 hectars and the grapes are homegrown. This is where the passion for the production of wines emboding the history and the flavours of this territory originated. Here, following Livio’s values and teachings, the second generation of the Seganfreddo family carries on the work in the name of tradition and innovation. The soils are characterized by the presence of volcanic rocks both sedimentary and with basic chemism. The soil structure is of medium texture with some medium fine areas and a moderately rapid drainage capability. The soil permeability is medium-high with low limestone content (<5%) and common to low skeleton content (5-15%). The soil goes from deep to less deep, with fine texture, gravelly or medium poor skeleton, neutral and non-calcareous reaction, with good to medium drainage. The vineyards are between 20 and 30 years old with 1900/2000 strains per hectare, whereas the new plantings have 3500/4000 strains per hectare. The vines are cultivated according to Guyot and double Guyot methods. Each vineyard has its own characteristics in terms of exposure, altitude and soil composition which make it unique. These are the optimal characteristics for the generous and selected Al Monte di Livio wine production.
Al Monte di Livio
Via Fratta 83 Colceresa, VI 36064 IT
Tel +39 0424 708180