PRODUCTION AREA: The Soave classico region, with vineyards planted on heavy, clay-rich soils originating from weathered basaltic rocks in the towns of Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Garganega grapes subjected to a slow secondary fermentation – the so-called “long” Charmatmethod – to highlight their aromatic features.
Alcohol 12.0% vol.
Total acidity ca. 7 g/l
Residual sugar: less than 12 g/l
SENSORY IMPRESSIONS: 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.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 4-6°C.
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.
LONGEVITY: Best consumed young, to fully appreciate its fragrant aromas, but like all long Charmat-method wines, it drinks well for up to 3 years.