1.5 Liters. From a great year all over Italy this is a single vineyard. This shows a broad and present aroma set of stone fruits, light citrus, honeysuckle, and a dusting of volcanic minerality. The palate has some weight and texture to it with grapefruit, tropical fruits, stone fruits and a light oak tone. D&M Tasting Notes
The best wines grown near the little town of Soave, just east of Verona, are some of Italy’s most interesting: vivid, fresh, flavorful, and capable of aging in the bottle. They are made of indigenous grape varieties grown in volcanic soils (this last being very rare in northern Italy). There are very few producers, however, at this peak of quality; Graziano Prà is one of them. He makes a range of Soaves, from the Otto, a brisk, distinctive wine that is a great introduction to the appellation, to the Staforte, Monte Grande and Colle Sant’Antonio bottlings, all different and distinctive. Graziano Prà is one of Italy’s best white wine producers.
Monte Grande is the name of a great single vineyard, which is planted to Garganega with 30% Trebbiano di Soave. The vinification is different from the preceding wines; the vine canes are cut in mid-September, leaving the bunches to dry on the vine for about a month. They are then harvested, gently pressed, and fermented and aged for ten months in large (1,500-2,000L) casks.
The winery description: ‘The minerality, which is the distinctive characteristic of this cru, gives this wine great elegance. An outstanding olfactory complexity of mature exotic fruit and yellow citrus fruits. On the palate it has good freshness with a long finish of sweet almond and vanilla. Thanks to its structure this wine has a good aging potential.’ This wine ages particularly well, the richness given by the grape-drying supported by excellent fresh acid backbone. Lovely wine. Importer Notes
Pra Soave 2016 Magnum Monte Grande
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