Pra Monte Grande Soave 2007 13.5% 75cl
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Fresh, flowery (think acacia!) and lightly yeasty nose with hints of pineapple too; plenty of juicy fruit and zesty 'leesy' intensity backed up by echoes of almond, quite rich creaminess but finishing with long, crisp, incisive and minerally elegance.
The most celebrated is the opulent Monte Grande, awarded 'Tre Bicchieri' 5 years in a row. Arguably the latest release, the intense, incisive, unoaked 'Staforte' takes the range to new heights but for us the most impressive achievement is the delicious 'basic' Soave Classico, described in the 2007 Gambero Rosso guide as 'an absolutely magnificent wine of which every wine enthusiast should have a few bottles tucked away'.
2007 Vintage: "A nutty, toasty nose packed full of rose petals, lychees and pear is set off by a touch of smoke and mineral undertones. Fresh, lively, and just a little bit tropical" Sommelier Wine Awards 2010, Judges comments
2007 Vintage: "Floral nose with aromatic herbs. Lush stone fruit and granite palate. 4 stars." Decanter, August 2009
||White - Oaky, Dry.