100% Garganega, fermented in stainless steel. Soave is a much abused name – most of the bottles so labelled contain little in common with this, a wine from one of the small hills that form the ‘classico’ region, the heart of the appellation and the vineyards on which its fame is originally based. Garganega, the traditional high-quality grape of Soave, is responsible for the wines juicy, peach pulp palate. Lovely balance, cool refined acids and succulent fruit. Just delicious, and very versatile with food.
“Garganega is a varietal synonymous with Veneto and is a grape that offers soo much and is extremely versatile. Often on first tasting these wines the nose can often be a touch muted but the magic starts to happen on the palate. The great breadth of fruit makes it immediately attractive with a cleansing minerality balancing a creaminess to the wine.”
About the Domaine
Monte Tondo is a family estate located in the beautiful hillside vineyards of Soave. Here the soils range from volcanic to chalky, which alongside the varying microclimates, gives the wines distinct flavour characteristics and individualistic style.
Alongside his family, winemaker Gino Magnabosco is part of the third generation to run the estate. They farm using organic practices and an environmentally friendly approach to both viticulture and vinification. No chemicals are used in their production and they recycle everything excess coming from the vineyard (stems as fertilizers, skins for grappa, pruned branches for heating and fertilizer).
Small proportions of other varieties are allowed in the production of Soave, but Monte Tondo focus their concentration purely on Garganega. Garganega is a variety so versatile and easily culinary matched but also with the ability to produce complex wines with age-ability.