2016 Ca' Rugate Soave Classico San Michele

Year: 2016
Appellation: Veneto
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 88
Vinous Media: 90
James Suckling: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 88
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :

100% Garganega

"Light-bodied and tangy, with hints of fresh tarragon, ground anise and pink peppercorn accenting the poached pear and Meyer lemon zest notes. Juicy. Drink now through 2019. 20,000 cases made." (WS)

"Luminous straw yellow. Apple, pear and herbs on the fresh nose. Then bright and juicy, with delicious apple jelly, pear reduction and savory herb flavors lifted by orange and lemony nuances. Long and clean on the finish which offers sneaky concentration and a multilayered quality. This wine highlights Garganega?s pear and yellow fruit aromas and flavors, rather than sharp citrus or green nuances more typical of Sauvignon Blanc or of early harvested grapes." (VM)

"Spicy apples, pears and chamomile character. Medium to full body, tons of nectarine-driven, tangy fruit and a spicy, fruit-forward finish. Extremely delicious. Drink now." (JS)

"White spring flower, citrus and apple aromas set the tone while the bright palate offers pear, nectarine zest and a hint of bitter almond. Fresh acidity gives it a crisp finish." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Light straw gold in colour. A fine bouquet of meadow flowers, with hints of camomile, elderflower and iris. An elegant wine with notes of sweet almonds on the finish.