2018 Marta Soave Classico
SMART SHOPPER ALERT! This is basically a private label wine made by one of the top Soave producers, Monte Tondo, for a friend of theirs who happens to be a wine importer. They basically took their finished wine and simply slapped a different label on it. The wine in THIS bottle is exactly the same as in their own label (and is about 25% less in price). They got the name from Gino Magnabosco, the proprietor’s daughter, as her name is Marta. This wine is delicious and a bargain. Along with Verdicchio, I think that a good Soave is one of the best value whites from Italy that you’ll find.
100% Garganega. Cold maceration for more than 12 hours, followed by soft pressing. Fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Wine is aged for 5 months in bottle before being released. Fresh and refined, this lovely wine boasts enticing scents of white spring flower, orchard fruit and a whiff of roasted herb. The bright palate offers nectarine zest, Bartlett pear and lively acidity while a mineral note closes the finish.