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Corte Mainente, Soave, Vigna Cengelle, 2019

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Corte Mainente, Soave, Vigna Cengelle, 2019

90% Garganega (with 10% Trebbiano di Soave) from vines near the village of Soave grown on calcareous soils, this displays an enticing perfume of white flowers and pear. Overtly fruity - green plums with stone fruit hints - and well-rounded, this... Read More

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Corte Mainente, Soave, Vigna Cengelle, 2019

ColourWhite

RegionVeneto

GrowerCorte Mainente

Grape VarietyGarganega

Vintage2019

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeMAI119

Our Rating

Dry

Dry > Sweet

Corte Mainente

Corte Mainente Soave, Italy We have chosen a winner to work with in Soave with young Davide Mainente. His family own 12 hectares of vines, both near the town (the Cengelle vineyard) and in the Classico hillside sites such as Pigno and Tenda. His wines are winning rave reviews in Italy and here (Jancis Robinson described his 2017 Cengelle on jancisrobinson.com as "Chock-full of fine...

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Garganega

Garganega              Garganega is a white grape variety grown widely in the Veneto region of North East Italy where it is most famous for the production of Soave. Though it can be inoffensively neutral, it has a distinct pea-pod character, and can deliver considerable weight and character.

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Corte Mainente, Soave, Vigna Cengelle, 2019

90% Garganega (with 10% Trebbiano di Soave) from vines near the village of Soave grown on calcareous soils, this displays an enticing perfume of white flowers and pear. Overtly fruity - green plums with stone fruit hints - and well-rounded, this offers a ripe and friendly glass, lovely to drink on its own or with a wide range of light dishes. Now-2021

In 2019 we found a winner to work with in Soave in the shape of young Davide Mainente. His family own 12 hectares of vines, both near the town (the Cengelle vineyard) and in the Classico hillside sites such as Pigno and Tenda. His wines are winning rave reviews in Italy and here from the UK press and our customers alike. Thanks to his wish to build his sales in this country with us, they remain extremely good value.

Soave, based on the Garganega grape grown in vineyards east of Verona, is hugely under-rated here. It's one of those wines (like Muscadet) that the supermarket buyers murdered twenty years ago, pushing the co-ops to produce so much volume from the pergola-trained (and irrigated) vines that the end result became mean and watery, albeit cheap. But true Soave, from top growers such Pieropan, Anselmi and Inama is such a delight - and Davide at Corte Mainente is challenging these luminaries.

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