However Graziano has always endeavoured to control yields in the vineyard (to around 70hl/ha) in order to maximise quality and character in his wines. As when treated carefully in the vineyard and winery, 100% Garganega wines are regarded as some of the best whites in Italy.
Graziano, a viticulturalist who's bridging yesterday and tomorrow, the helmsman of a winery that's forging straight ahead and doing it with all due respect for the environment." Gambero Rosso guide 2018
The Prà winery is in Monteforte d'Alpone - the eastern side of the Soave zone. Here the vines are planted on decomposed volcanic rock, which produces steely, mineral wines.
Graziano now has several vineyard plots across Soave - amounting to around 30 hectares. These include sites in front of the Castello di Soave, his Monte Grande and Sant'Antonio vineyards, and other plots in Froscà and Monte Croce. The most recent addition is the Monte Bisson vineyard - overlooked by a 15th century Venetian tower.
You can serve Soave Otto with dishes local to the Veneto region such as polenta, baccalà (dried salted cod), and bigoli (thick wholewheat spaghetti). It also pairs really well with ravioli and tortelli, seafood (clams and shrimps), grilled meat and risotto.