Si Soave Italia 2009
Origin: Soave, Veneto, Italy
Blend: Garganega (90%), Trebbiano (10%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: September 2011
Suggested Retail Price: $8.99 (750ml bottle)
Our review: Medium gold in color this wine has aromas of perry (pear cider) and other tree fruits with faint floral notes. Of moderate body on the palate, the fruit flavors are similar to the nose, with more than a hint of spice or herbal tea notes. The finish is clean but otherwise unremarkable.
Our rating: Earlier this week we reviewed another Soave, yet the present wine is markedly different. Not different in a bad way, just different. Though it may seem at first there is a lot going on here, it's relatively simple in its structure. Towards that end, we think it works best as a wine to serve at lunch, or with a light meal (think sandwiches and salads). Last year we rated the 2008 vintage Average, and we rate this one similarly, maybe a touch higher. Regarding the unusual arc-shaped bottle, we like it quite a bit. It's playful and practical. Kind of like the wine itself.
Taste profile from the winemaker: None
Winery website: Si Soave Italia.
This bottle of wine was received as a sample for review. No promise was given or implied that it would be the subject of an endorsement or review, either positive or negative.