Suavia Soave Classico 2022
SPECIAL PRICE – BUY 6 or more. Gorgeous Italian Soave from award winning family producer.
“Suavia has long made some of the denomination’s best and most traditional wines while also looking to the future..” Ian D’Agata, Vinous Media.
Since 1887 many generations of the Tessari family has been dedicated to the cultivation of their vineyards in the heart of the Soave Classica area, the oldest white wine production area in Italy. In 1982 Giovanni Tessari and his wife Rosetta, aware of their land’s great potential for producing high-quality wines, decided to stop taking their grapes to the local cooperative winery in order to produce their own wine. They felt a strong bond with the area’s tradition and culture, and so they decided to name their winery Suavia after the ancient town of Soave. This is a restricted area with special soil, climatic and morphological conditions centred around the small village of Fittà at 296 metres above sea level. Today Giovanni and Rosettas three daughters Meri, Valentina and Alessandra run the winery in Fritta.
The farm’s twelve hectares of vineyards are located in the centre of the Soave Classica area. They belong to two particular microzones with unique and unmistakeable characteristics, those of Fittà and Castellaro. The vineyards share the same essential characteristics: volcanic soil rich in trace elements; a hilly microclimate, cooler than that of Soave; high altitudes of at least 250m; old vines aged 35+ years; and native grape varieties. Vineyard management focuses on the principals of vine balance; respect for the environment and landscape, and relationship between the variety of vine and territory.
Suavia’s modern and efficient winery was designed in order to obtain the very best from the region’s native grapes. There were two crucial points to the winery design: the first was to develop a structure capable of making the best possible use of gravity to reduce the movement of must and wine to a minimum, and the second was to create an architectural style that would blend seamlessly in with the surrounding wine producing landscape.
About this wine from the winemakers: “It is a wine for flowered terraces and summer nights, a wine for outing in the hills. It is a profoundly Italian wine. Our idea of soave: fresh, fruity, easy to drink but with an unmistakable character at the same time. We are in the northern part of the Soave Classico region; here, from vineyards located on various hillsides, we harvest the grapes to produce this wine. The exposures are the most varied and the average altitude is around 300 meters. The soil is of volcanic origin with different textures. The average age of the Garganega vines in this area is at least 40 years.”
100% Garganega. Straw yellow colour with green reflections. On the nose it reveals fresh fragrances of fruits and white flowers accompanied by vegetal and mineral notes. It’s juicy and balanced, salinity combines with freshness and softness.
92 points, James Suckling .. “Stone fruits and an acidity marked by white pepper. Nice depth. Medium-bodied, very versatile and savoury with a long, juicy finish. The screw cap emphasises the precision.”
RRP $51 *Our Special Price $36.99 when you buy 6 or more of this wine*
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