Classic Garganega/Soave nose of white peach, white flowers, almonds and delicate white spices ushers in a delicious vibrant palate of similar flavours. It’s textural and silky in the mouth, but also minerally and dry with lingering citrus acidity keeping the richer flavours pointy and focused. Serve with fish, scallops, gnocchi, lighter pastas, white fleshed meats like chicken, and risotto.
Owners Gaetano and Pio Francesco Tamellini have earned the estate an outstanding reputation as winemakers of the Tamellini Italian Soave as one of only two dozen estate-bottled growers and producers of authentic Soave. With the assistance of Paolo Caciorgna, one of Italy’s most accomplished white winemakers, shows the metamorphosis from supplier to producer began in 1998.
The 34 hectares of vineyards are planted to 100% Garganega (27 hectares of Soave DOC and 7 hectares of Soave Classico) and lie in one of the most classic zones of production which is San Vittore, at the foot of the hills, where they produce Soave DOC from the zone of Costeggiola from which Tamellini produce their single vineyard ‘Le Bine’. Disease and pest control are carried out only when necessary using environmentally friendly products such as Bordeaux poultice and dry sulphur products. No type of herbicide is used, only the grass is mown. No mineral or organic fertilisers are used.
The clusters are selected in the vineyard and collected in bins by hand. The press is done without de-stemming and with soft crushing to maintain the original rich aromas and taste. The must is cooled at 5 degrees Celsius; than the must is fermented with temperature control at 15 degrees Celsius; after fermentation the wine rests for 3-4 months before the 2020 Tamellini Italian Soave was bottled.