Soave DOC, Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave, Monte Zovo, Diego Cottini 2021
Azienda Agricola Monte Zovo, Località Zovo, Veneto
The Monte Zovo range is produced from across 140 hectares of family-owned vineyards to express the principal denominations of the Verona area - Valpolicella, Garda and Lugana – with their origins in the Valpolicella Classico area near Fumane. Diego Cottini is the principal winemaker, backed in Valpolicella by renowned consultant Riccardo Cotarella. They now own 50 hectares on the Tregnano hillside, home to some fine Amarone-producing vineyards (including the prized 12-hectare Zovolo plot) with the best orientation and suitable elevation. Diego is convinced of the importance of altitude for the production of high quality grapes; all the vineyards are between 450 – 600 metres above sea level.
Brilliant platinum yellow colour in the wine glass. This Italian cuvée reveals wonderfully expressive notes of acacia, orange blossom, honeysuckle and vineyard peach in the glass. These are joined by hints of forest floor and sun-warmed rock. On the palate, Monte Zovo's Soave starts wonderfully aromatic, fruit-driven and balanced. On the palate, the texture of this fleet-footed white wine is wonderfully light. Due to its lively fruit acid, the Soave reveals itself wonderfully fresh and lively on the palate. On the finish, this youthful wine from the Veneto wine-growing region finally delights with its beautiful length. There are again hints of honeysuckle and jasmine.
Grapes: Garganega, Trebbiano di Soave