A balanced, easy-drinking Soave from Northern Italy…
This 2014 Suavia from Soave in Italy, made from 100% Garganega, offered plenty of citrus flavours to complement almond, mineral, and white pepper notes. We particularly enjoyed the hints of spearmint and ginger in the nose, although we found the bitterness in the finish a little off-putting. Light-to-medium bodied, this Soave was nicely balanced, with medium acidity and a smooth mouthfeel.
Although not overly complex, this wine would pair well with an array of dishes, including seafood, risotto, and creamy pastas. We had it with one of our house specialities, risotto with tomatoes, green onions, and a generous chunk of parmesan cheese, and it more than held its own.
We appreciated the short, stubby bottle, as well as the label, which had a playful, childlike feel. We received this wine through the Wine Collective, and at $48 CAD per bottle, we found it expensive, especially knowing we could purchase a number of similar wines for less than half the price. Nonetheless, we enjoyed the opportunity to drink this Suavia and would definitely try another offering from Soave.
Rating (from 70 to 100): 85/100
The Bottle Details…
Name: Suavia Monte Carbonare
Producer: Suavia Azienda Agricola
Region/Country: Soave, Veneto, Italy
Grape Varietal(s): Garganega
Alcohol content: 13%
Consumed: At home
Recommended By: Received it as part of the Wine Collective premium package.
Cost: $48 CAD
Bottle Presentation: A short, dark, stubby bottle, with a playful, childlike label, which we appreciated. It certainly has a distinctive look, and one that would stand out on a shelf where many offerings get lost.
The Tasting Details…
Appearance: Medium lemon.
Nose: A pronounced nose, with camomile tea, almonds, white pepper, and hints of spearmint and fresh ginger.
Taste: A dry, light-to-medium-bodied white, with medium acidity and a smooth mouthfeel. Prominent flavours included lemon, lemon rind, lime, almonds, white pepper, and minerals.
Finish: A medium finish of bitter lemon rind and minerals.