2021 Roccolo del Durlo Le Battistelle

Grapes Trebbiano di Soave, Garganega
Colour White
Origin Italy, Veneto
Sub-district Soave Classico
ABV 12.5%

From a single vineyard on volcanic soils in the heart of Soave Classico. The Dal Bosco family are doing great things, cultivating some of the oldest vines in the region, on steep slopes that have led to the use of Eroica (heroic) viticulture on their labels. This beauty has concentration and intensity, broader shoulders than the Classico. Wild flowers and herbs abound with succulent stone fruits and then a gorgeous line of minerality, pure and exciting. L&S (Feb 2023)

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Sweetly floral and refined, the 2021 Soave Classico Roccolo del Durlo Viticoltura Eroica seduces with a bouquet of white flowers, young peach and confectioners sugar. This is elegant and soothing, with a tinge of salty minerals that adds a more tactile feel as ripe orchard fruits and green melon settle on the palate. The 2021 finishes unbelievably fresh yet with a youthful tension as savory herbal tones punctuate the experience. Drinking range: 2023 - 2027 Rating: 92 Eric Guido, (Dec 2022)

Le Battistelle

Gelmino and Cristina Dal Bosco's small family farm is in Brognoligo, the ultimate zone for vineyards at the heart of the Soave Classico region. The family for years sold their grapes to the local co-op but since 2002 took the decison to make their own wines and express their very specific terroir. Thank goodness they did. Their prized vineyards sit on the slopes of an ancient volcano. The steep slopes make viticulture hard work - but the vines thrive here at altitude, firmly rooted in the ancient, basalt-rich volcanic soils. The top wine 'Roccolo del Durlo' comes from such steep vineyards, which similar to the Douro are built up on ancient dry stone walls so that working here is officially certified as 'Heroic Viticulture'!

This geology adds an unmistakable vein of mineral freshness to the two brilliant wines. They only grow Garganega here and the juice has a lovely weight of soft pear fruit, some melon and delicious fresh brush of citrus too - aligned with the clean, precise mineral undertone - the results are great. Finally we have found what we have been searching for. A brilliant producer of fresh, textured Soaves that you just want to drink.

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