The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire

Soave Classico, Monte Tondo

Monte Tondo is a family estate located in the beautiful hillside vineyards of Soave. Here the soils range from volcanic to chalky, which alongside the varying microclimates, gives the wines distinct flavour characteristics and individualistic style.

Alongside his family, winemaker Gino Magnabosco is part of the third generation to run the estate. Although not certified, they farm using organic practices and an environmentally friendly approach to both viticulture and vinification. No chemicals are used in their production and they recycle everything excess coming from the vineyard (stems as fertilizers, skins for grappa, pruned branches for heating and fertilizer).

Small proportions of other varieties are allowed in the production of Soave, but Monte Tondo focus their concentration purely on Garganega. Garganega is a variety so versatile and easily culinary matched but also with the ability to produce complex wines with age-ability.

The Garganega grapes are hand harvested in the last ten days of September and first ten days of October. Pre fermentation there is a cold maceration for 24 hours at 10-12°C. The grapes then go through a soft pressing in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of between 16° and18°C. Spontaneous fermentation. The wine then stays in stainless steel tank for around 60 to 80 days before bottling.

The Soave Classico has a beautiful floral bouquet laced with scents of exotic fruit, almonds, hazelnuts and mineral aromas. This wine is really well balanced, full-bodied with a long finish.

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