Garganega Trebbiano Soave Classico Italy
Monteforte d'Alpone is a commune in the historic Soave Classico zone. The soils are deep with a loose texture and large areas of basalt/ volcanic rock. This classic Italian white is world famous for its delicate flavour and bouquet. Levarìe refers to the east facing slopes of the Soave Classico area, where the warming morning sunlight stimulates the vines to yield fruit with harmonious qualities. The result are wines that are particularly soft and elegant. Fashioned to a modern style from traditional Veronese grape varieties, Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave.
The unique mesoclimes of Soave Classico keep the Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave grapes healthy, ensuring the superlative quality of harvest each and every year. Fruit analysis in the vineyard at vintage confirms an excellent balance of sugars and total acidity. After a soft crushing, a small portion of the grapes are treated to a criomaceration for twenty four hours at 5°C. The remaining components are traditionally vinified in fermenters for two or three weeks at 12°C to 16°C through the action of cultured yeasts. A course of malolactic varies according to the demands of vintage. Most parts are treated to a a few months of unwooded maturation, a minor component is sent for a term in seasoned oak barrel.
Pale straw yellow with green tints. Intense floral nose with scents of wisteria flowers, together with bananas and pear. Strikingly fresh on the plate thanks to good supporting acidity, well balanced with good weight and structure. Dry and attractive on the finish. The classic Italian food wine, good with a wide range of dishes thanks to its attractive and refreshing acidity. Ideal as an aperitif alongside hors d'oeuvres or with Mediterranean flavoured cuisines incorpoating olive oil and vegetables.