Nardello Bianco Veneto “Blanc de Fè”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Grown on volcanic soil on the slopes of Mount Zoppega and Mount Tondo
Varietal Composition: 33% Garganega, 33% Trebbiano di Soave, 33% Chardonnay
Elaboration: The vinification is separate for the different grapes. Chardonnay and Trebbiano are worked without oxygen to keep the aromatic complements. For Chardonnay in particular there is a brief maceration with its skins. Traditional vinification of Garganega, which in this case is used to give the wine a harmonic balance of sensations.
Tasting Notes: The wine color is straw-yellow with green highlights, characteristic of Trebbiano di Soave and Chardonnay grapes. It is delicate on the nose with progressive sensation of intensity. In the aroma it is possible to recognize the typical characteristics of the different varieties: Elderflower, balsamic leaves, mint, Williams pear and finally citrus notes. On the palate it is full-bodied and long.
The first traces of the Nardello family’s grape-growing activities in Soave trace back to the mid-1500’s. This history means an enviable collection of cru holdings within Soave Classico, situated between Mont Zoppega and Mount Tondo. In geographical terms, these two hills represent the extreme southern border of Soave’s original boundary.
Tasting through the Nardello lineup is an eye opening exercise in the effect of soil type on the personality of Garganega-based wines, as all of Soave’s distinct terroirs are separately represented in the company’s various bottlings.