Cantina di Monteforte 'Vigneto Montegrande' Soave Classico
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Pale gold in colour, this wine opens with a fresh, scented nose that shows hints of white fruit and the characteristic almond blossom notes of top quality Soave. Honeyed, waxy and complex on the palate, with a lovely citrus twist on the finish.
The Cantina di Monteforte co-op is situated in the eastern part of Soave Classico. They have over 1,200 hectares in total, many in Soave Classico, where they have some of the best vineyards, and some outside of the Classico zone.
60% of their vineyards are on the hills, facing south and south-east, which gives wines that are riper and fuller than most others produced in Soave. The co-op has 600 members and harvests about 20,000 tonnes of grapes a year. Cool breezes blowing down the Alpone Valley, from the foothills of the Dolomites to the north, give warm days and cool nights, which help with the accumulation of aromatic characters in the grapes. For years, Matt Thomson has worked with Gaetano Tobin, who was the director of the cooperative for almost 20 years. Tano passed away in 2021 and Head Winemaker Alessandro Doná is now in charge of production. Alessandro was lucky to work with Tano for over ten years and this ensures that his legacy and unshakeable commitment for quality live on as Cantina Monteforte enters a new phase of its history.
Soave is currently undervalued, so wines of this quality, if produced in other areas, would fetch significantly higher prices. The ‘Vigneto Montegrande’ is one of the best Soave Classicos produced. A small portion of the blend is fermented in oak, giving the wine more complexity and depth.
The Garganega grapes for this single-vineyard wine are grown in the Montegrande vineyard, one of Soave's 33 UGAs, a south/southeast facing hillside site with superb exposure where the average vine age is over 30 years old. The vineyard is situated 250-300 metres above sea level and its basalt soils are volcanic in origin. This site produces wines that are riper and fuller than those of most others produced in Soave Classico.