If you’re a fan of fine Italian whites, you’ll want to try this stunning exclusive from the highly renowned Antonio Fattori. He’s “one of the most talented winemakers in the Veneto,” and of all his wines, “his white Soave expressions are the true standouts,” writes The Wine Advocate. And this new release is in a league all its own …
What makes ‘Gardellino’ so special? Antonio’s team hand harvested the Garganega grapes from a special vineyard, located on the steep slopes of Monte Calvarina (an inactive volcano). Thanks to Italy’s exceptional 2015 vintage, they had their pick of perfectly ripe fruit. Back in the winery, Antonio dried the grapes on straw mats for 40 days. This process turns each grape into a raisined knot of intense, concentrated flavor. Light oak aging lends further complexity, plus toasty baking spice notes.
You’re in for captivating aromas, showcasing apricot, peach and citrus notes, underpinned by dried fruits, mint and sage. On the palate, the wine is luscious and well-balanced, with dried orchard fruit flavors. Hints of baking spices frame the long, smooth finish.
Antonio gives the utmost care and attention to his wines, which means he makes them in very tiny batches. Act quickly to secure your share of his lovely ‘Gardellino’ Soave.