Nardello Soave Classico “Meridies”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Cru Soave grown on Volcanogenic soil on the slopes of Monte Zoppega.
Varietal Composition: 100% Garganega
Elaboration: Soft pressing of the grapes, cold-static decanting and beginning of alcoholic fermentation through selected yeasts. After fermentation the wine is transferred only once and left on its lees until March, when it is bottled.
Tasting Notes: The color is very intense and powerful, always intertwined with slight greenish shades. The nose is impressive; it exalts fruits rather than flowers, especially yellow fruits. In the mouth the foregoing perceptions are all confirmed, and the attention is all focused on the great structure and the sweet extracts.
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 Monte Zoppega and Monte 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.