The vineyard source for this wine is located from a cross section of sites on the volcanic soils around the town of Monteforte d'Alpone - hence the name. Cool summer breezes blowing down the Alpone valley from the foothills of the Dolomites to the north temper the warm days with cooler nights, which helps to promote the aromatic characters and acidity in the grapes.
This is the "proper" grape of Soave (the more workhorse variety often used is Trebbiano). 100% stainless steel cool temperature ferment with a couple of months lees aging to add a little extra texture.
Drink now and over the next 18 months.
The Cantina di Monteforte co-op is situated in the eastern part of Soave Classico and Soave. They have 1,200 hectares in total, part in Soave Classico and part outside the Classico zone. 60% of their vineyards are on the hills, facing south and southeast, which gives wines that are riper and fuller than most others produced in Soave. The co-op has 600 members and harvests about 20,000 tonnes of grapes a year. Matt Thomson - the renowned New Zealand winemaker - works as a consultant, with production director Gaetano Tobin at the Cantina, to produce these wines.
Nice all rounder with chicken, bacon and lemon; pork chops with red peppers; or a classic Italian favourite - butternut squash and sage risotto.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
In the press
Silver- Sommelier Wine Awards 2016