Monte Ronca
Garganega 2018
Soave, Italy

$30.00

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Style: White: Light, fresh & crisp

Producer: Monte Ronca

Region: Soave, Italy

Grape: Garganega

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Volcanic

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Stainless steel and large oak oak

Alcohol: 12.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: Refreshing from the outset. Pear and newly cut green apple jump from the glass. The nut and savoury complexity come next with just a hit of sea spray. The palate has wonderful texture and weight, but is all about freshness. Vibrant acid streaks across the palate and leaves you longing for antipasto!

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Coming from the commune of Ronca in the heart of Garganega country, Monte Ronca is a creation of local specialist, Antonio Fattori, an acknowledged Soave-master. Most the fruit for wines comes from the hills to the north of this commune, a specific site called Monte Calvarino, which peaks at 680 m (the inactive volcano from which the wine takes its name). At this
altitude, this beautiful cool site provides a perfect environment for a higher grade, single site Soave. The hills around Monte Calvarino (in comparative terms to the region in general) are particularly steep, and from a viticultural perspective, pose some challenges. But to Antonio, this is critical to capture depth of flavour and structure, as the best expressions of Soave
are never found on the valley floor where it gets too warm. Here, the ancient volcanic soils impart a flinty minerality to the hand-harvested fruit, while in the cellar, lees stirring and subtle oak ageing and varying levels of appassimento add a rich texture and further complexity to the wine.

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Review

Style: White: Light, fresh & crisp

Producer: Monte Ronca

Region: Soave, Italy

Grape: Garganega

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Volcanic

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: Stainless steel and large oak oak

Alcohol: 12.5%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 10 – 12°C

The Wine: Refreshing from the outset. Pear and newly cut green apple jump from the glass. The nut and savoury complexity come next with just a hit of sea spray. The palate has wonderful texture and weight, but is all about freshness. Vibrant acid streaks across the palate and leaves you longing for antipasto!

Sebastian Crowther MS