Communicating the ageing potential of the wines of Soave is crucial to the rebuilding of the region’s winemaking reputation, Kerin O’Keefe has said.
Speaking to the drinks business at the Soave 2015 Preview in Monteforte D’Alpone, Veneto, Italian wine critic O’Keefe said she had been “very, very impressed” by back vintages of Soave wine from the Classico zone presented at the event.
There is also a video made by Winenews.it (in Italian): https://youtu.be/BuwTjH9hkyw?t=340
Delicious, affordable and ideal for the holidays, here’s your guide to Soave, one of Italy’s greatest whites.
Today, the region’s top producers have gone back to the old ways: they only use the two original grapes, and are focused on quality, not quantity—the same tenets that helped seduce drinkers some 40 years ago.
The best bottles hail from Soave Classico, the original hillside vinyards. Here, the volcanic soil, high altitude and old vines all conspire to create rich, deep wines with floral aromas, creamy white-fruit flavors and mineral notes.
The best part: These top-shelf wines are a downright steal, at least for now.
Read the article: 5 Must-Try Soaves
From its high as Italy’s flagship white, to its mass-produced, dilute low, Soave has improved quality, rebuilt its image and earned a DOCG in the process. So why don’t we know about it, asks Kerin O’Keefe.
Read the article: The Quiet Revolution