Garganega Monteforte dAlpone Italy
From fine vineyards within the commune of Monteforte d'Alpone in the Veneto region of Italy's northeast. Soave wines have long been crafted from the local Garganega grape, fashioned to a lighter style of deliciously dry white wine. The PrÃ family have been at it for generations, releasing conspicuously finer vintages every year. Soave is the classically structured food wine, artisanally detailed to match with smoked or fried fishes, filled zuchinni flowers and all good cosmopolitan faire.
Fruit is sourced from a ten hectare vineyard at Monteforte D'Alpone, very near the heart of Soave Classico DOC. Exclusively Garganega grapes from vines between twenty and thirty years of age, grown to a southern exposure on good volcanic soils, trained to Pergola Veronese positioning, are normally vintaged from mid September to October. Grapes are harvested and treated to a soft pressing, vinfied in controlled fermenters at temperatures between 16C and 18C, retaining the inimitable qualities of the indigenous Garganega varietal, while capturing and preserving all the charming regional characters of Soave Classico within the finished wine.
Crystalline, straw yellow hue. Intense and persistent bouquets, delicate florals mingle with notes of pebble, hay notes, sage leaf and slate. An exotic palate of straw and herb notes, savouryness and nut characters. Well rounded with lots of flavour, crisp mineral edge before a long and pleasantly dryng, characterful finish.