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Corte Mainente, Pigno, Soave Classico, 2021

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Corte Mainente, Pigno, Soave Classico, 2021

Believe it or not, we are selling this wine for the same price now as we were in 2019, testament to the value to be found here. 100% Garganega grown on red and black volcanic soils in a single vineyard in Pigno, known as one of the best terroirs... Read More

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Corte Mainente, Pigno, Soave Classico, 2021

ColourWhite

RegionVeneto

Sub RegionSoave

GrowerCorte Mainente

Grape VarietyGarganega

Vintage2021

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

ClosureCork

CodeMAI321

Style

Dry

Dry > Sweet

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...

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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, Pigno, Soave Classico, 2021

Believe it or not, we are selling this wine for the same price now as we were in 2019, testament to the value to be found here. 100% Garganega grown on red and black volcanic soils in a single vineyard in Pigno, known as one of the best terroirs in the hilly Classico zone and one of the official crus recognised in June 2019. This is a step up on the wine above, with more volume, texture and intensity. Following a scent of white flowers, it shows hints of almonds and white pepper. Finishes vivid and fresh. Now-2024

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 and Inama is such a delight - and Davide at Corte Mainente is challenging these luminaries.

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