Grown at the foot of Monte Tenda in the municipality of Soave, from a 60-80 year old vineyard, the vine are cultivated according to traditional Veronese pergola
soil a complex mix of clayey/calcerous, black volcanic fossils and pure, white limestone
Work in the cellar is clean, but no-frills, with the Mainente brothers preferring concrete over inox (when possible) but experimenting with larger casks for certain cuvées. Mainente's Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave vines are planted on steep terraces overlooking the town
aromatic nose of white flowers, citrus, and hints of fresh herbs. Lively palate of zesty lemon, green apple, white melon, orange zest and delicate mineral undertones intertwine harmoniously. A mid-palate of vibrant acidity and a touch of almond/nutty complexity adds depth to the wine. The finish is crisp and invigorating. amazing balance. no typical soave!
region: Veneto, italy
varietal: Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave, and others
style: crisp white
farming/cellar: The grapes are harvested in the early days of October and fermented and aged in concrete tanks before bottling in spring,