Le Battistelle

Montesei Soave Classico Garganega

8.920 ratings
9.06 pro ratings
Soave, Verona, Veneto, Italy
Garganega
Top Notes For
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.3

Love this! Loads of ripe honeydew melon and pear fruit on the nose with a squeeze of ripe lime juice and herbal complexity showing oregano, cumin and fennel notes along with a wet chalk mineral edge. The palate has a slight effervescence (recently bottled at tasting, a 2019 tasted early 2020). Quick Fourrier shake and you’re good to go. Plenty of that ripe, green citrus fruit you find on the nose is here on the palate but with that slightly bitter almond character on a well balanced finish with ripe melon & grapefruit, juicy, mouthwatering lime finish. This is a wine that massively over delivers at its price point and I can’t think of the last time I had such an engaging and complete Soave. A volcanic gem!

Love this! Loads of ripe honeydew melon and pear fruit on the nose with a squeeze of ripe lime juice and herbal complexity showing oregano, cumin and fennel notes along with a wet chalk mineral edge. The palate has a slight effervescence (recently bottled at tasting, a 2019 tasted early 2020). Quick Fourrier shake and you’re good to go. Plenty of that ripe, green citrus fruit you find on the nose is here on the palate but with that slightly bitter almond character on a well balanced finish with ripe melon & grapefruit, juicy, mouthwatering lime finish. This is a wine that massively over delivers at its price point and I can’t think of the last time I had such an engaging and complete Soave. A volcanic gem!

Mar 31st, 2020
Meg Herring

Paired nicely with veggie crostini!

Paired nicely with veggie crostini!

May 8th, 2019
Marty Mathis

Slightly reduced... pungent floral aromas. Lillies white roses and faint lemon cream. Gentle and proper in the mouth, begs for an elegant lunch on the patio featuring risotto, chicken with parmesan cheese sauce and artichokes.

Slightly reduced... pungent floral aromas. Lillies white roses and faint lemon cream. Gentle and proper in the mouth, begs for an elegant lunch on the patio featuring risotto, chicken with parmesan cheese sauce and artichokes.

Feb 6th, 2018
Gordon Walker

Pretty funky, rotten veg, sulfury, Lycra, thrift store

Pretty funky, rotten veg, sulfury, Lycra, thrift store

Sep 18th, 2015
Elisabetta Tosi

Wine Blogger Vinopigro

9.2

Fresh, drinkable, fruity with a good acidity, salty and balanced and long. A true Soave from volcanic soil

Fresh, drinkable, fruity with a good acidity, salty and balanced and long. A true Soave from volcanic soil

Dec 25th, 2014
Sarah Hendy

Delicious and subtle

Delicious and subtle

Sep 5th, 2021
Richard Rosensweig

Took a while for the good folks at Delectable to identify this wine. So I forgot the specifics in the meantime. But I do recall this was a pleasant quaff with bright citrus, especially lime, and mild acidity.

Took a while for the good folks at Delectable to identify this wine. So I forgot the specifics in the meantime. But I do recall this was a pleasant quaff with bright citrus, especially lime, and mild acidity.

Jun 21st, 2020
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

Enjoyable drink at a good price. Would grab another bottle.

Enjoyable drink at a good price. Would grab another bottle.

Oct 16th, 2015
Max Einhorn

Savory with a nice fullness to it

Savory with a nice fullness to it

Aug 15th, 2018
michael pandolfo

Beautiful white with a nice “heft” to it. Saline with sun kissed lemon creme and that hint of honey wrapped with bracing acidity at the end. Delicious

Beautiful white with a nice “heft” to it. Saline with sun kissed lemon creme and that hint of honey wrapped with bracing acidity at the end. Delicious

May 15th, 2018