Before pinot grigio, everyone’s favourite Italian white wine was Soave, made from the garganega grape near the city of Verona in North-Eastern Italy. They are like pinot grigio in many ways with their dry, crisp style, although generally Soave has a bit more weight and personality. Personally I’d take a Soave almost every time and here is a well-priced example. Gently fragrant, it shows elegant pear and apple skin aromas with the faintest nutty edge. The palate is then bright and fresh, the fruit subtle with citrus and pine lime flavours on the delicate side before a silky finish. This screams out to enjoy as a pre-dinner drink on a hot Summer’s night.
Maretti Soave Classico 2020