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felt like heaven being in there 🤩 this room is called “fruttaio” 🥂this is the way to produce the delicious “recioto” wine type - the delicious recioto di soave is made of the indigenous garganega grape 🍇 here the bunches are hung to dry in special nets, where they stay until at least the end of the following march. during this process, called appassimento, the grapes are checked daily, and any imperfect grapes are removed. appassimento gradually shrivels the grapes, concentrating the sugars and flavours. after drying, the grapes are very gently pressed, extracting only the very best portion of the juice. the resulting must is put into small oak barrels, some new and some used, where it ferments and matures for 10/12 months.