Sunday, May 13, 2007

Monte Fiorentine Soave Classico 2005

This wine from Veneto in Italy, accompanied my New England fish pie. My friend, Laila, brought this, and she wondered whether it would the quality would reflect the price she paid for it. I very rarely buy a bottle of white wine with this price tag (€18). We were, however, very pleased.

If you like dry white wines, I highly recommend Monte Fiorentine Soave Classico 2005. It is produced by the firm Azienda Agricola ca'Rugate, sitated close to the villages of Brognoligo and Soave. It was established by the Tessari family 20 years ago.

It is made from 100% Garganega grapes, a variety widely grown in Veneto. It has a green-yellow colour, and has a distinct citrus character, with hints of anis, herbs, and minerals. A wine highly recommended for a warm summer day. Serve chilled to seafood or chicken.

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