100% Garganega. Available for around $12-$13.
Sample received courtesy Soave Consortium for review purposes.
From the bottle:
Soc. Agt. Fattori Giovanni (Monteforte d'Alpone)
nella propria cantina de Terrossa (Verona)
So not much info on the bottle, but Soave is made from the Garganega grape. This was quite a popular variety in the 70s and 80s, but its reputation was tarnished as producers cut corners to increase supply and lowered quality. Today Soave is on a bit of comeback and Italian producers are banking on its success, even going so far as to call it the next Pinot Grigio. The Soave Consortium which promotes the wine was kind of enough to send me two samples, the 2009 Fattori Motto Piane Soave and also the 2009 Cantina di Soave Rocca Sveva Soave Classico which I will review tomorrow. So let's get to it!
The 2009 Fattori Motto Piane Soave exhibits aromas of apple, melon, pear, and ripe fruit. The apple and pear flavors also come through when tasting plus honey and white pepper/spice. This wine is smooth and easy to drink. The slightly spicy finish is a little bit tart and has a nice honey tinged minerality that lingers. I liked this wine quite a bit and recommend closing your eyes and imagining yourself sitting outside a café in a small Italian town when drinking to really bring the flavor out!
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Overall Rating: 7.5
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