2016 Prà, "Monte Grande" Soave Classico

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

2016 Prà, "Monte Grande" Soave Classico

Rare & Limited!
"Prà’s best wine is the Soave Classico Monte Grande." Vinous

One sip is all it will take to fall in love with Monte Grande.

Beguiling Flavors!

Stunning aromas of peach, lemon rind and dried mango on the palate are pure and fresh with inviting savory notes. "A fine thread of minerally saline and stone notes underscore the delicate flavors of apricot, kumquat, honeysuckle and anise. Long and harmonious on the fresh finish." Wine Spectator

Envy Of The Region

Monte Grande is the winery's coveted single vineyard tucked in the corner of their tiny 30 hectare Veneto estate. This tiny parcel is the envy of the region. It sits atop ancient volcanic rock, which imparts vibrant minerality among the lush fruit flavors. Stainless steel fermented and no oak, the winery uses organic farming practices.

Perfect for a goat cheese salad or basil and roasted red pepper. Grilled tiger prawns? Absolutely!

Please note, we have very small quantities of this gorgeous white that you might, understandably, mistaken for a savory white Burgundy.

Enjoy.

$29.95 per bottle / $359.40 per case

Summary


JAMES SUCKLING

94 / 100

"A fresh and clean white with honeysuckle, slate, dried apple and lemon. Medium body. Bright fruit."

THE MERCHANT'S MARK

93+ / 100

Beguiling aromas of peach, lemonrind and dried mango. The palate is pure and fresh with stone fruit and citrus. Savory! Great acidity lends balance to the fruit. Delicious now, this single cru Pra will also evolve over the next 5+ years. Perfect for a goats cheese salad or basil and roasted red pepper. [Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave blend.]

WINE ENTHUSIAST

92 / 100

"Complex and alluring, this offers aromas of dried apricot, exotic fruit, pressed yellow flower and crushed rock. Mirroring the nose, the elegant, structured palate doles out mature yellow peach, tangerine zest and a note of toasted almond alongside bright acidity. An energizing mineral note accents the finish. Drink through 2026."

VINOUS

"Prà's best wine is the Soave Classico Monte Grande... Monte Grande is an extremely thought-provoking Soave Classico for a variety of reasons... it has always been produced by twisting the stalks of the clusters once the grapes have reached optimal maturity...this procedure causes the grapes to air-dry directly on the vine, leading to richer, more concentrated juice in the grapes. It also helps confer a luscious mouthfeel to the wines."


Product Details


Producer: Prà

Country: Italy

Region: Veneto

Sub Region: Soave

Varietal: Garganega

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W6895