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Villa Canestrari Soavé Superiore DOCG Riserva 2015

Villa Canestrari Soavé Superiore DOCG Riserva 2015
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Superbly textured, full bodied, melon, pineapple, exotic fruits. A must-try for chardonnay lovers!

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Villa Canestrari Soavé Superiore DOCG Riserva 2015

This family knows wine. They should as they have been making it for 4 generations. The lessons passed down from family member to family member are still being used today. Villa Canestrari is a true artisan winery. Soavé is named after a town just out of Verona, and we just felt this wine was so special that when in Italy we went back to meet the Villa Canestrari folks 3 times just to confirm our order!

Soavé is made from garganega, an Italian white grape widely grown in the Veneto region in Northern Italy. The harvesting starts around mid-September and ends in October; two passes through the vineyards and careful grape selection ensures perfect ripening. The grapes are then left to dry for two months to intensify the flavour. The wine matures for one year in lightly toasted barrels, thus encouraging malolactic fermentation. The oak is perfectly balanced, not overwhelming the wine, just adding texture and complexity. Bottling is followed by extended cellaring before release. This is one that can last well in the cellar and develop beautifully. 

This wine when poured is a golden straw colour, its aroma abounds with exotic fruit and gorgeous spicy, nutty notes.  The palate has just a hint of vanilla with quite intense stone fruit, and traces of banana and pineapple.  Its superb balance is a credit to their masterly vinification. We matched this with Barramundi fillet with crispy skin (click for recipe) and these two together are like Tubs and Crocket from Miami Vice, a great team for a summer day!

Popsy & JJ tasted and food matched August 2019

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Burgundy

Cellaring

Drink now or cellar until 2025 for further development (if you can keep your hands off it!)
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This is a stunning white with a heap of complexity and texture. Roll it around a Burgundy glass and savour it like a Caesar!
White lovers rejoice. Serious, serious wine from outstanding wine makers. A taste sensation.

Try it with...

Pork and veal san choy bau

Prawn linguini

Whole stuffed golden snapper with fennel, chilli and garlic

Scallops with a white wine and butter sauce

Char grilled quail with butter and thyme

Barramundi fillet with crispy skin