2020 Le Battistelle Roccolo del Durlo Soave Classico

Elegant and minerally white from 100-year old vines growing on the volcanic hills of Veneto's Soave Classico zone.

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Grown on the volcanic soils of Soave's steep hills, these low-yielding vines (some of which are over a hundred years old) produce grapes with intense purity of flavour and terroir.

The 'classico' zone occupies only a small fraction of the larger Soave DOC winemaking region, with only the best and most traditional vineyard areas able to be included. The resulting wines are complex and elegant, balancing characteristic stone fruit and chamomile aromas with a steely, almost saline minerality on the palate.

The ancient volcanic soils really shine through here; the wine is packed with breathtaking acidity and a real sense of gracefulness.

Situated on a very steep hill, the volcanic terroir of this single vineyard is transformed into an intense wine with a pronounced minerality. Straw yellow colour, with bright golden hues; an intense aroma combines the sensation of yellow fruits with hints of citrus. Good body and delicious balance between freshness and flavour. Structured palate, persistent, floral with a brilliant mineral contrast.

We make a careful selection of the most mature grapes that are picked at the end of the season. Once de-stemmed, a cold skin-contact maceration takes place for about 48 hours. Fermentation is then carried out in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature for about 25 days. The wine matures on the fine lees, with frequent batonnage for 8 months.

92 Points - "From a single vineyard on volcanic soils in the Dal Bosco family's small estate in the heart of Soave Classico. White flowers, herbs, crisp white stone fruits and freshness of acidity and minerality make this wonderful with seafood in creamy sauces - the bright acidity cuts through the richness. Also an ideal match for the saffron-scented risotto alla milanese." - Andy Howard MW (Decanter)

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