Suavia Soave Classico 2019

What really sets today’s Soave apart is a scintillating, mineral toned freshness that barely seems to diminish with bottle age. DECANTER MAGAZINE

Suavia makes wines of notable complexity that need air to show their best. ANTONIO GALLONI

A family run estate that carries the old Latin name of Soave, Suavia has long made some of the denomination’s best and most traditional wines while also lookuing to the future. IAN D’AGATA, Vinous

Suavia, one of the three great estates in the region, for me. Situated in the heart of the original zone on volcanic hillsides sites surrounding the medieval village – Soave, in the hamlet of Fitta. The house style is one that encapsulates the varieties natural texture and plays it against a vein of freshness and verve. There is no mistaking where these wines are from and they have few rivals globally for prize position as a wine for the table.

Along with their colleagues, Pieropan and Cantine Pra, these guys are the top of the tree in the region. While they make a couple of prestige releases it is the Soave Classico that I tend to buy up in bulk every year. It delivers so much enjoyment and sidles up to so many dishes (especially during the warmer months) with such ease. There are a few wines that I think everyone should always have on hand and great Soave is one of them.

As seems to be an ongoing issue, if a very minor one in the scheme of things, during 2020, reviews for some wines are not getting done before they are released where it would traditionally be the case. Here there is only a review from James Suckling, where there would normally be a number at the time of release. I think it explains the wine, but he is a man of few words with his reviews so it doesn’t really convey the whole picture or just how good it is for the money, to me.

Fortunately I am not a man of few words. I have included my thoughts below, if they are of any help.

The short version though is that this is great. It is nearly always great. It is tremendous value and, as per usual, so damn tasty. At $28 each, 20% off the retail price, you can’t go past it.

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