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Soave Classico Castel Cerino, Coffele 2021
White Wine from Italy - NE Italy (Trentino, Veneto)
Perfect elegant citrus and mineral-edged dry Soave that lifts fresh ricotta, always a good foil for the more usual cheeseboard heavies.
Price: £9.95 Bottle
Price: £119.00 Case of 12
- White Wine
- 1 - Bone dry
- Now to 2023
- 12.5% Alcohol
- no oak influence
Azienda Agricola Coffele Alberto
In 1971 Giovanna Visco and her husband Giuseppe decided to retire from teaching to breathe new life into Giovanna’s family’s estate: a property with cellars in the old walled village of Soave that had lain dormant for over 30 years.
Today their children, Alberto and Chiara, are in control of the day-to-day running and are the head and heart of the place. They are fully aware that the ingredients for a great wine come from the land itself. Around 30 hectares of immaculate vineyards are planted in the Soave Classico zone around Castelcerino (200-350m above sea level) on perfectly exposed hillsides.
The garganega grape variety from this location is prized for its ripeness and natural acidity when it ripens slowly, allowing for exceptional flavour development. Coffele’s wines often go a step beyond their peers, with the hard work and careful attention to detail that is given to the vineyards. The grapes are all hand-harvested using multiple passes through the vineyards to ensure picking at the perfect moment of ripeness.
This producer is doing a great job, maintaining standards of Soave that some of their neighbours in the area, with much larger resources, would be proud to achieve. The wines are typically high in finesse with delicate mineral notes.
Hampstead & Highgate Express
Soave can be mean and boring, or very pricey, but there's a great mid-point in [this wine]: lovely minerality, clean, long and smart.