This summer we visited the area around the Italian Lake Garda. From this area, you reach the red Valpolicella, white Soave and bubbly Franciacorta within an hour. So beautiful area that is combined with world-class wines and exquisite food.
The area of Soave is located about 30 minutes from Lake Garda and is a beautiful area where life is lived quietly with great dignity. Here are some of Italy's most exciting white wine producers. If you have followed our wineblogg we have told you about the wines from the female wine geniuses at Suavia www.wineblogg.com/#post282 that made me fall in love with the wines of the area. For these sisters can manage white wines like few others on this planet.
The visit was one of last summer's greatest experiences. We meet Alessandra and Valentina Tessari. Two of the three sisters who for several years have managed the property in a very successful manner. The girls show great humility for their success as winemakers. That makes it extra fun to share our experiences from meeting this super producer. And they make some of Italy's best white wines I dare say without the slightest hesitation.
The estate produces mainly Garganega grapes, and they come from 60 year old vines grown on 120-280 meters above sea level. The wine tested contain the same grape as their amazing seafood wine Monte Carbonare, but with a completely different palate.
Le Rive Soave Classico 2011
Golden yellow color and a touch of green signals great character from the beginning. The nose is so enjoyable with masterful minerals along with nettles, yellow apples, citrus and light touch of honey.
The taste is just wow, and absolutely perfect! It starts with palate filled with an outrageously comfortable silky oiliness. Absolutely fabulous taste nuances of minerals in world class with yellow apples, citrus and acacia honey. So incredibly good that it is hard to put describe this total perfection. The flavor is in the +120 seconds is a gift from God that has given us a magically good life elixir. One of the best white wines I've ever tested.
The wine goes well with pasta dishes as well as poultry and cheese.
The sisters Tessari has done it again and the latest release improves shows that quality increased even further, to a level of absolute world class. Grazie mille Suavia for an amazing memory and divinely delicious wines. I will forever be a loyal fan.The wine will obviously be a hot candidate for this year's wine of the year award @ Wineblogg when the jury will meet on 23 January.