Soave Classico Balestri Valda 2017

Country
Italy
Region
Veneto
Producer
Balestri Valda
Grape(s)
Garganega (100%)
Type
White
Style
Crisp
Oaked Style
Unoaked
Body Style
Medium bodied
Dry/Sweet Style
Dry
Alcohol Content
12.5%
Closure Style
Cork
Organic/Biodynamic
No
Vegetarian/Vegan
Vegetarian
Yes
Vegan
Yes
Allergens
Sulphites
Yes
Milk
No
Egg
No

Region

A wide and temperate agricultural region stretching from Venice to Verona and north to the Alpine foothills. In the west around Lake Garda, are the important generic wines - Valpolicella, Soave and Bardolino. Much of Italy`s commercial Pinot Grigio and Merlot is grown further east, but the Glera grape makes the region`s distinctly fashionable sparkling wine, Prosecco. However the recent popularity of Amarone and Ripasso has really re-established this region as one of Italy best wine growing areas and quality is out of all recognition from the light carafe wines of the early 80`s.

Producer

Owner and winemaker Guido Rizzotto has dedicated his life to creating high quality wines and tending to his land. He strives for excellence in the cellar and vineyards, saying no to chemicals and tending to the vines in accordance with organic principles (currently under conversion and will be certified organic in 2019). A deep-rooted belief in the importance of caring for the ecosystem led Guido to start beekeeping in order to protect biodiversity. Balestri Valda is located in the original `Classico` production zone of Soave so they grow only local grapes and keep yields low in the interest of achieving their highest quality. Guido`s daughter Laura has joined the company, redesigning labels and bring a modern feel to the wines with her creative flair.
Tasting Notes
From vineyards in the original `classico` zone of Soave on calcareous soils, this aromatic white has an abundace of stone fruits and blossom on the nose. The palate has a crisp acidity to balance the ripe peach and mineral character and finishes long and elegant.
Food
Serve with Burrata and organic beef tomatoes.