Soave Single Vineyard Wines
Rocca Sveva 2015 Soave Castelcerino 13%
YES! This is a delightfully full-flavored wine with oodles of lemony acidity balancing the creamy, custardy palate. The beautifully scented nose starts with heather and anise then veers into Canary melon, Meyer lemon, pomelo and mirabelle plums on the rather weighty (for Soave) palate. Vinous and long, everything is very well balanced and decidedly dry on the minerally finish.
Gini 2015 Soave la Frosca 12.5%
This is a standard-bearer for Soave. Its integrated palate and medium density of length always allow it to age well mid-term. Two years post-vintage, this 2015 is turning up some freshly-harvested oyster mushroom tones. The palate brings on Spanish almonds, and raw potato. Bright citrus nuances flavor the incredibly salty, lingering finish. Love this wine’s brisk dryness!
Monte de Toni 2016 Soave Classico I Stefanini 13%
Bright, zippy and youthful, this wine is loaded with lemon peel, verbena and chamomile. It’s lovely in its vibrancy, which easily carries its lightly mouthcoating palate. I adore the yellow grapefruit zest, yuzu, lemon curd and honeysuckle palate! This is impressively long, concentrated and complex. This is one of those wines that compels me more and more frequently to drink more excellent Soave. It’s gluggable and complex! This is definitely a glass that can be enjoyed on its own as well as with a wide array of foods.
Monte Tondo 2015 Soave Casette Foscarin 13%
Pale straw yellow in the glass with a delicately lemony nose, with some time in the glass this wine starts to show mushroom-y and freshly-turned earth characters. The palate is focused in structure with laser-like acidity vaguely tampered by the medium body and a hint of glycerol. The finish lingers with a back palate perfume of dried yellow plums, fresh Ceylan tealeaves, strong scents of white pepper and a whiff of cardamom. Don’t serve too cold or the delicate aromas will be quashed.