Corte Adami Soave Superiore Vigna Della Corte 2018
Corte Adami Soave Vigna Della Corte is a beautifully pure expression of Garganega with an intense minerality, an innate elegance and a possibly unexpected capacity to age. Deeper straw in colour than many a Soave due to its concentration, the ripe nose has scents of tropical fruits and dried flowers. As this wine is now 3 years old it has become very complex and full flavoured but still has that lovely fresh finish. Rich yet dry, well structured and mineral-driven on the palate, this is limpid, elegant and very long on the finish. This is not your normal Soave, but it has aged remarkably well and is a joy to drink at the moment, if you like richness and complexity.
Grape Variety: Garganega
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Top hat and tails
Drink With: Chicken dishes, fish in cream sauces or just by itself
Thanks to the quality of the wines it produces, Corte Adami's 3.5ha Vigna Della Corte vineyard has recently been granted its own DOC status by the Soave Consortium. At an altitude of 350m and with vines averaging 40 years old, Vigna Della Corte is a riserva in all but name.
Made from 100% Garganega, the rigorously selected grapes are harvested later than usual to allow them to obtain the maximum degree of ripeness. To preserve the clarity of the terroir, their juice is fermented and matured entirely in stainless steel before being left on its lees for six months to develop even greater complexity. The Adami family hit the nail squarely on the head when they describe this wine as "A Soave in evening dress".
Why we like this wine
This is the very best of Soave with loads of tropical fruit flavours and aromas. The Adami family have transferred all of their passion for the Soave wines into this stunning example. It has about 1 gram of sugar per litre above most wines which certainly doesn't make it sweet but helps carry the wonderful fruit aromas and flavours to the palate. It's generous and mouth-filling with great finesse. An ideal food wine but also great to just sit and drink.
- Fuller and fruitier than most Soave wines
- Well rounded and generous on the palate
- It displays all that is great about Soave