2018 Le Battistelle 'Battistelle' Soave DOC

Veneto, Italy

Class act Soave. Tense, mineral-driven, and beautifully balanced. Very pretty, easy drinking.



About The Wine

Gelmino and Cristina Dal Bosco practice something they call "heroic viticulture" in their home of Brognoligo in the heart of the Soave DOC.

Their family-owned vineyards are perilously steep. These rocky, volcanic soils produce a style of Garganega that is unlike any other in the world.

It's an extreme place to grow grapes but the results are clearly worth the struggle. These wines show a stunning balance of soft, waxy texture, salinity and minerality with an easy-drinking appeal.

It's a great pleasure to be able to find wines farmed and made as meticulously as this for this kind of price. Textural white lovers, this is the perfect thing to explore if you're loving anything from Loire Chenin Blanc to Sancerre.

Vigneron Gelmino Dal Bosco
Vigneron Gelmino Dal Bosco
Photo Credit: Emma Bentley
Additional Info

From The Producer

Battistelle is an extreme vineyard: on a slope, for the hard work that its management requires and for the passion with which man has torn a piece of land from volcanic rocks.

It comes from basaltic-tufaceous soils rich in micro-elements, grown on steep terraces with a simple pergola.

Balanced and sapid wine, of fascinating evolution where notes of aromatic herbs, white flowers and citrus coexist. Structured on the palate, with an important mineral note that refers to the volcanic matrix of the soil. Soft, long in the finish, with a marked longevity and harmony

Blend : Garganega (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Cristina Dal Bosco
Cristina Dal Bosco
Photo Credit: Emma Bentley

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