The Soave classico region, and more specifically, vineyards planted on heavy
soils of basaltic origin on the hills near Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone.
100% Garganega grapes subjected to a slow secondary fermentation – the so-
called “long” Charmat method – to highlight their aromatic features.
Alcohol 12% vol.
Total acidity 7‰.
A delicate, pale lemon colour, it has a delicate mousse and fine, persistent
perlage. The nose is delicate, harmonious, with notes of fresh almonds and
white flowers, acacia and hawthorn blossoms in particular, yellow apples, and
more subtle hints of sage and yeasts. The palate is velvety, pleasantly fresh
and acidic, alcohol not too high, with a sapid minerality and a satisfactory
long, light almond finish.
Recommended food pairings
When very young, it is best served chilled (4-6°C); after some ageing, it
should be savoured at a slightly higher temperature (6-8° C), to fully enjoy
the more complex notes that have unfurled while cellaring. The younger
wine is a delightful aperitif, paired with prawn and shellfish canapés,
whereas the latter one can honour a whole fish meal: scallops gratin,
spaghetti with clams and sole meunière.
Best consumed young, to fully appreciate its fragrant aromas, but like all
long Charmat-method wines, it drinks well for up to 3 years.