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Soave Classico Castel Cerino, Coffele 2022
The Coffele family have beautiful, historic, organically farmed garganega vineyards which this Soave benefits from. Showing the intensity of lower yields and older vines, it has a weighty palate with orchard fruit and a mineral finish that's perfect with creamy risottos or a carbonara.
Price: £10.95 Bottle
Price: £131.00 Case of 12
- White Wine
- 1 - Bone dry
- Now to 2024
- 12% 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.