Like Beaujolais, the whites from Soave in the Veneto are making a comeback. Brigaldara is among a few select producers setting a new standard for this fantastic white.
Excellent as an aperitif, Brigaldara's 2021 Soave Classico is extremely versatile: from hors d'oeuvres to seafood to young cheeses to white meats, this Soave is not just a "Summer Sipper." It is a pantry essential that should be enjoyed all year round.
Fresh and fruity with notes of chamomile, white peach, honeydew melon pith, and zesty citrus, lead to a long and lasting finish. Its beautifully balanced acidity will please Sauvignon Blanc fans looking for a bit less lemon-line; Chardonnay fans looking for a wine without butter will love its weight and texture. A captivating chalky finish leaves you begging for another glass - it reminds us of a Chavignol Sancerre.
What We Love About This Wine
This is a gorgeous Garganega!
Word of the day: Garganega (Italian: [ɡarˈɡaːneɡa] is the white grape indigenous to the Soave region. These grapes are grown right outside Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet's picturesque home of Verona.
Soave sales experienced a peak in popularity in the United States during the mid-20th century and were part of the Italian wine boom of the 70s and 80s.
Today, well-made Soave, like Brigaldara, is no longer a simple quaffing white; it is the little golden secret of the Veneto that should be among your white wine staples.
This is one to buy by the case!