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Guerrieri Rizzardi

Guerrieri Rizzardi
2015 Soave Classico DOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta Shellfish

Category: Regional Soave

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Sustainable Agriculture
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12.99
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Guerrieri Rizzardi
2015 Soave Classico DOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta Shellfish

Category: Regional Soave

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla mint, delicate floral herbs, exotic tropical fruits, and nectarine with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an engaging, cheery finish with notes of almond brittle, apple skin, melon, and earth with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An interesting lightly nutty and minty soave sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: vanilla mint, delicate floral herbs, exotic tropical fruits, and nectarine
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of almond brittle, apple skin, melon, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Shrimp With Yellow And Red Peppers, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting lightly nutty and minty soave sipper.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
990 NW Brooks St. Ste.#3
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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Regional Soave

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Named for the eponymous town not far from Verona in Italy's Veneto region, Soave is one of Italy's best-known and distinctive white wines. Soave is produced primarily from the Garganega grape. The wines offer aromas of honeydew melon, pear and yellow flowers. Medium-bodied, the wines are generally unoaked, although a few artisan producers do age their wines in oak, to add texture and spiciness.

The Soave Classico zone is made up of volcanic soils, which add minerality and complexity to the wines from the best vineyards.

The aging potential range from drink early styles (2-3 years after the vintage) to fifteen to twenty years for a few special versions form older vineyards.

Soave pairs beautifully with lighter seafood, such as branzino (a local fish), vegetable risotto, lighter chicken presentations as well as Thai and Asian cuisine.