2021 Suavia Monte Carbonare Soave Classico
The Tessari family have been growing grapes in the heart of the Soave Classico area since 1887, however it was not until the early 1980's that they dedicated themselves to producing premium wines from the region's indigenous heroes Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave. Giovanni and Rosetta Tessari built a modern and efficient winery in 1990 underneath the building that has been the Tessari family home, and the facility was designed specifically for the production of white wine with the most advanced technology available. Now run by Giovanni and Rosetta's daughters, Meri, Valentina, and Alessandra, Suavia's focus is on using their state-of-the art facility to express the nuances of their native terroir with both Garganega and Trebbiano.
Monte Carbonare is the name of the hill upon which the vineyard that sources this wine is situated. Produced from 100% Garganega and exposed only to stainless steel in order to preserve freshness, this is a pure expression of the volcanic terroir.
Red volcanic ferrous soils with ample black basalt strewn amidst. Suits the later ripening Garganega, while screw cap promotes the freshness sought at this address. 6 ha. 60-70 year vines on a cooler site, rising to the creme of top quality sites as the climate warms. A richer wine than the younger Classico, but without the same sassy vitality. While the Classico is an unbeatable everyday wine, this is a complex wine demanding food and a little more contemplation. Mirabelle, apricot pith, a whiff of dried mango and plenty of smoky, pungent mineral grip, with dutiful freshness towing tenacious length. Drinkable now, but best from 2025.
Ned Goodwin MW - jamessuckling.com