Appelation: Soave DOC Classico
Grapes: Garganega 100%
Alcohol: 13,0% 0.75L
Colour: Deep yellow with hints of gold.
Bouquet : The nose is intriguing; it seduces by its gradual evolution in the glass. At first, it shows aromas of mountain herbs, green tea and mineral notes. Ripe Williams pear, dried fruits, toasted nuts, and honey unfold over the course of some minutes.
Palate: A dry wine that caresses the palate and offers volume and softness balanced by a distinct saltiness. Elegant and harmonious, with good structure, it has a pleasant length at the finish.
Serving Temperature: serve at about 10-12 °C.
Vinification: The harvest happens throughout October, entirely by hand. To obtain the finest grapes possible, they pass through each vineyard several times, each time selecting only the ripest bunches. The grapes are harvested into small, 44-lb capacity bins, ensuring the bunches arrive at the press perfectly intact. 60% of the grapes are fermented immediately. The remaining 40% of the grapes undergo partial drying, called appassimento, for 40 days, which concentrates their sugars and flavours. Then they are fermented as well. Storage and ageing of wine happens in 1,500-litre oak barrels for 10 months. After bottling there follows a couple of months’ ageing in the bottle before the wine goes on sale.
ALZARI SOAVE - 2020 0.75L - 6 bottles - Coffele - 22.5€/bottle
Exclusively from the “Alzari Alti” and “Alzari Bassi” (Upper and Lower Alzari) vineyards, located in Castelcerino, in the heart of the historic Soave Classico zone, at 150 meters (492 feet) above sea level.
Excellent with heavy soups, or with ripe cheeses of medium age. Try it with dark meat, such as guinea hen, in a hot or spiced sauce.