2022 La Cappuccina Soave DOC, Veneto, Italy (750ml)

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La Cappuccina was founded in 1890 and the fourth generation of the original Tessari family still runs the estate today, located in Costalunga di Monteforte d'Alpone in the Soave DOC zone just east of Verona. The name Cappuccina comes from the restored 16th century chapel that lies within the Tessari family villa where Capuchin Friars once worshiped, and the silhouette of that chapel makes up the company logo. The very well-educated brothers-sister team that handles the day-to-day operations includes Sisto, the agronomist who takes care of the 95-acres of organically certified farmed vineyards, Pietro, the oenologist who is the winemaker and Elena, the economics and business major who is responsible for marketing and public relations. Since 1985 they have operated the entire wine production, from the vineyards to the bottling line under organic and ecological precepts, making them true pioneers of the organic movement in Italy and one of the leading such producers in the country. The vineyards are planted primarily to the main grape of Soave, Garganega (70%), along with Trebbiano di Soave, Sauvignon Blanc, Corvina, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère and a local ancient red varietal, Oseleta. 

100% Garganega. The grapes were carefully selected and destemmed, macerated on the skins and gently pressed. The must underwent cold, static settling and was then fermented at controlled temperatures. It was aged on its lees for six months in stainless-steel tanks and has a very appealing fresh, lively character.

Clean, crisp, stony and savory-fruity, this is a well-balanced and food-friendly Italian white with an extra measure of depth and complexity. Chill and enjoy as an apéritif, or pair with an array of fresh seafood. Citrus fruit notes with aromatics that follow, and a traditional almond note on the finish.

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