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The 5th most widely planted white grape in Italy and the main grape used in the production of Soave. It is an abundantly vigorous grape and yields must be kept low for its discreet aromatic qualities to show in the wine.
Garganega reaches its peak in the Soave Classico zone where it constitutes 70-100% of the blend. The best wines are fresh, delicate, well balanced and can be redolent of almonds and citrus fruits. Garganega is also a key component in Bianco di Custoza and Colli Euganei.
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This is the inaugural vintage of La Cappuccina's first ever Soave Classico, which denotes that the fruit comes from the (higher quality) hills not from the flats. More precisely it's made from 100% Garganega fruit from a traditional, single, pergola-trellised vineyard called 'Monte Stelle'. Currently in the throes of being converted to organic status, and at 200 meters above sea level, it was planted in the 1960s on typical basalt volcanic soils, which translates into more complexity, intensity and grace. It's clear that this Soave Classico is decidedly more determined, brimming with (soft) intent, compared to the 'entry' Soave. It's fuller, volcanically smokier, with a richer but still elegant character. Bottled in May 2014, you can still feel its youth, yet it is generous with clementine and orange skin notes, and seamlessly balanced. There's plenty of energy and structure packed into this wine, while remaining fresh and agile. A great example of Soave's potential, in the right hands. David Berry Green
Case price (12)
Case saving £18.60
Bottle 12 x 75cl