Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Garganega with Soave from Pra



2012 Pra Otto SoaveThis weekend I tasted a 2012 Soave from Pra named “Otto”, which is a DOC. Soave comes from the Veneto region. I have covered some other wines from this region that you can review here, but those were reds and this is a white called Soave produced from the Garganega grapes. To be labeled a Soave DOC the law requires that 70% of the grapes are made from Garganega and is typically blended with Chardonnay and Trebbiano di Soave. This wine is 100% Garganega and comes from their winery in Monteforte d'Alpone in the Soave Classico zone. It was aged in stainless steel and released 6 months after harvest. 

This wine was pretty easy drinking with low alcohol producing a very crisp, clean finish with minerality and hints of citrus and floral notes.

I wouldn't wait to drink this wine. It's probably best to consume it within the next year. Soave along with other whites like Vernaccia di San Gimignano from Italy are some of my favorite whites from Italy so make sure to check them out. I'll be featuring a Vernaccia soon so make sure to check back in soon to learn about that grape.