Corte del Sole's Soave
Posted on 29 May 2015
Corte del Sole's Soave is a DOC Classico produced in a small town with the same name within the Veneto region a few kilometers east of Verona. The Soave is made from 100% Garganega grapes. Records prove that the vine has grown in the region since ancient times and continues to be one of the most important vines for Soave today. Grapes are hand-picked during the last 10 days of September and the first 10 days of October. The grapes are then crushed and complete a cold maceration for more than 12 hours depending on ripeness. Maceration is followed by a soft pressing and fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature between 64 degrees and 68 degrees Fahrenheit with native yeasts. The Soave is yellow with golden and greenish hues. It has a floral bouquet laced with scents of exotic fruits and nuts, including almonds, hazelnuts and mineral aromas. This wine is full, balanced and harmonious on the palate with flavors of the land and a long finish. The characteristics of Soave have gained notoriety as being a close cousin to Pinot Grigio. Corte del Sole's Soave is best served with appetizers, fish, shellfish and white meats. It makes an excellent aperitif and should be served between 50 degrees and 54 degrees Fahrenheit. Try pairing it with our Cavatelli with Chives and Olive Oil recipe!