Hand harvested. Practicing organic. Age of vines 30 to 60 years. The stems of the garganega are snipped when the grapes are ripe and left to slightly raisinate in the vineyard for one month. The Trebbiano di Soave is harvested earlier and adds freshness to the Garganega.
The 2018 Soave Classico Monte Grande is intense, wafting up masses of crushed stone and mineral tones, dusty florals and notes of green apple. The textures are enveloping, soft and smooth, supported by stimulating acidity and minerals, while ushering in orchard fruits but also a hint of tart tropical citrus, which adds an exotic note. That said, the Monte Grande is more savory than sweet, with an herbal twang through the finale, complemented by hints of raw almond. This is vinified all in stainless steel, mixing 70% overripe Garganega with 30% Trebbiano di Soave, which balances with its elevated acidity, creating a gorgeous expression of Soave.