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2020 Le Battistelle 'Battistelle' Soave DOC

Veneto, Italy

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

$44.00

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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.

About Le Battistelle

The farm of Gelmino and Cristina Dal Bosco is situated in the hamlet of Brognoligo, in the heart of the Soave Classico production area, which is limited only to the communes of Soave and Monteforte d’Alpone, in the province of Verona.

The company started in 2002, after the family gave up selling their grapes to a local wine Cooperative and began a proper vinification. The farm grows 9 hectares vineyard divided in many small pieces all situated in the hills of Brognoligo. The more united piece is the “Battistelle vineyard” situated in the cru of the “Castellaro” hill and the cellar takes its name right from it.

Battistelle hillside vineyards
Battistelle hillside vineyards
Veneto, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

Because of its extremely steep slopes, the Battistelle single vineyard demands exceptional artisanal expertise to grow the revered Garganega. A labour of love.

B@unches are hand-harvested, de-stemmed and pressed gently and the resulting wort is immediately chilled. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for about 20 days. The wine is left to develop on the fine lees with frequent batonnage for between 6-8 months in stainless steel tanks.

Blend : Garganega (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Cristina Dal Bosco
Cristina Dal Bosco
Photo Credit: Emma Bentley
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