Pra Soave was calling to me from the back of the fridge and I heeded that call.
Like a really well crafted pop song, this wine is effortlessly enjoyable on a superficial level, but when I stop and think about it, there’s a lot underpinning this wine’s effortless enjoyability. Chablis like on the nose - intense minerality (limestone, but also that flinty volcanic stuff), lemon curd, pear, a hint of chamomile & blanched almonds. The texture is what makes it though - crisp but with gracefulness to it. Lively acidity in perfect balance with leesy bass notes.
— 4 days ago
Crisp and full bodied great with lighter chicken dishes like chicken parm salad — 20 days ago
The 2019 Soave Classico Calvarino opens slowly, yet time in the glass reveals a pungent mix of lemon oil and wet stone, offset by an enriching note of almond paste. This is elegant, with medium-bodied weight nicely contrasted by brilliant acidity and zesty green citrus tones that build tension. The 2019 Calvarino finishes long and lightly structured, leaving the cheeks puckering, as hints of kiwi skin and minerals fade. There’s a seriously bright future here. In 2019, the Calvarino production was reduced by 30% due to frost. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2022)
— 3 months ago
Nice vanilla and cream Soave. Nice but not remarkable. — 8 days ago
The 2019 Soave Classico Monte Carbonare pulls you close with a nuanced mix of spring flowers, ginger and crushed green apple. It soothes the palate through silky textures and a pleasant inner sweetness, with ripe pit fruits and hints of melon motivated by brisk acidity. Nothing is out of place in this elegant and jovial Soave, as it tapers off lightly structured and buzzes with residual tension. While highly enjoyable today, the Monte Carbonare will excel through medium-term cellaring. (Eric Guido, Vinous, April 2022)
— 3 months ago
Light and silky — 23 days ago