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2020 Colle Marianna Soave

Soave, ITALY
$29. 99 Bottle
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now (2021)
ABV: 12.5%
Closure: Stelvin
Coming from the commune of Ronca in the heart of Garganega country, Monte Ronca is a creation of local specialist, Antonio Fattori, an acknowledged Soave-master. Most the fruit for wines comes from the hills to the north of this commune, a specific site called Monte Calvarino, which peaks at 680 m (the inactive volcano from which the wine takes its name). At this altitude, this beautiful cool site provides a perfect environment for a higher grade, single site Soave. The hills around Monte Calvarino (in comparative terms to the region in general) are particularly steep, and from a viticultural perspective, pose some challenges. But to Antonio, this is critical to capture depth of flavour and structure, as the best expressions of Soave are never found on the valley floor where it gets too warm. Here, the ancient volcanic soils impart a flinty minerality to the hand-harvested fruit, while in the cellar, lees stirring and subtle oak ageing and varying levels of appassimento add a rich texture and further complexity to the wine.
Brilliant very pale straw colour with a distinct glimmer of green running around the outskirts and a watery hue. Flowing out of the glass are delightful scents of pear, red apple and lime followed by light slate and fresh garden herb notes. Delicious pear, red apple and lime fruits showcase the vintages trademark intensity with some stony characters lying underneath. Bursting with freshness it finishes dry with crisp acidity and a long aftertaste that picks up subtle accents of fresh herbs.
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Alc. 12.5%