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Prà Soave Classico 2006

January 23, 2008

img_3961.jpgAmong the vast ocean of undistinctive industrial Soave Classico the wines from a growing number of producers show what this region really can do. With top vineyard sites, meticulous viticultural practices and sensible yields something special can be crafted out of the DOC’s principal grape varieties, Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave. Azienda Agricola Prà is one of the producers with an already established reputation for oustanding Soave Classico including the crus Monte Grande and Sant’ Antonio. The basic Soave Classico is entirely made from Garganega and shows a typical nose of flowers and minerals with underlying nuances of pineapple, hay and lemon. Completely unwooded the palate is crisp, lively and precise with a steely, vinous minerality framed by citrus, pineapple and a hint of bitter almonds towards the finish. This is an understated wine that’s miles apart from the fruit-driven whites we’re all so familiar with and certainly a style to watch out for. But don’t forget to buy the ones from the good producers. 85 points

Source: Negociants Australia  Price: $25  Drink: Now

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