Now we continue @Wineblogg.com exciting exploration of wines from the Italian Soave district. And its finally time to test a version from a young Supernova producer in Valpolicella. Riccolo Grassi was established in 1974 by Bruno Sartori. The big break came when his son Marco became increasingly involved in business since the late 90s. I've heard brilliant reviews regarding their Amarone and Valpolicella Superiore. But now I totally focus my white looks to their Soave.
Roccolo Grassi La Broia Soave -10
The 2 acres Soave soil is alluvial, a lightweight composite soil mixed with limestone. The wine is produced with 100% Garganega grapes and the fermentation was carried out in 80% in oak barrels and the rest in stainless steel tanks.
No doubt that these vines are in contact with limestone as both the wine's aroma and flavor have a purity that is strongly reminiscent of areas where the soil has dominant limestone elements.
The scent is lovely with a clean complex nuances of minerals together with flowers and peach. The flavor is so incredibly balanced. A silky touch of the palate occurs when minerals mixed up with nice fruitiness and perfect acidity. Hard to find a more beautiful white wine than this and even if its partly fermented in oak barrels, the wine is anything but an oak fermented wine, if you know what I mean.
This is a superb example of a wine that has purity and character enough to fit with a lot of different food. We had it now for Easter holiday along with antipasti vegetariani and Italian charcuterie. No doubt that also this Soave will be in the race for this year's wine at @ vinblogg. I Love Soave!!!
To completion the Eastern holiday, I can not resist to show this wonderful video with the rocking Italian nun. Bravo!