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Corte Adami Recioto Di Soave ( 37.5 CL )


Corte Adami Recioto Di Soave is a dessert wine of rare intensity and finesse. Amber gold in colour, the warm and expansive nose has notes of dried yellow fruits, caramelised sugar and sweet spices. On the palate, honey and dried apricot flavours are entwined with scents of broom flowers, caramel and spices accompanied by vital acidity and unintrusive alcohol.

Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Subregion: Soave
Vintage: 2014
Colour: White
Grape Variety: Garganega
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 37.5cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Sweet and tangy
Drink With: Blue cheese such as the Veneto's own Monte Veronese, or simple pastries and fruit tarts

Some of you may be familiar with Recioto Della Valpolicella, a sweet, passito (dried grape) red wine from the neighbouring appellation that overlaps Soave's western edge, but Recioto Di Soave is far less well known. That is unfortunate, as these luscious, sweet white wines are made in exactly the same manner as their red cousins but from the white Garganega grape instead.

After harvesting, the grapes are laid out on racks to dry for anything up to five months and they can lose up to 50% of their weight through dehydration. These raisins are then gently pressed and the sugar rich juice is slowly fermented and partly matured in barrels.