Cantina di Gambellara
Monopolio Gambellara Classico 2019, Cantina di Gambellara
Italy / Veneto
Andy's Tasting Notes
Produced close to the Soave area and similar in style, but with greater quality at this price level. Dry and scented, with pronounced minerality and a long finish. It has yellow peach aromas and a touch of spice on the finish.
The Cantina di Gambellara was founded in 1947 and has nearly 300 members who farm 600 hectares in this small denomination on the border between the provinces of Vicenza and Verona, only a few miles east of Soave. In 2015, this Cantina merged with the Cantina Colli Vicentini, and Alberto Marchisio is now responsible for winemaking.
Alberto has selected the best grapes from the volcanic hills of the denomination’s natural amphitheatre to make his Gambellara Classico. The Garganega grapes are grown on selected vineyards on the hills of the commune of Gambellara, a region known for winemaking since the Roman times. All vineyards are at least 20 years old and their volcanic soils are derived from basalts, providing an abundance of minerals that allow grapes to ripen fully and develop aromatic richness. The hills surrounding Gambellara reach an altitude of 500 metres above sea level, however the vineyard is planted between 100-350 metres on a north-south facing slope, as this provides the best combination of aspect, soil composition and solar radiation. In the past, grapes from the vineyards were traditionally used for the Vin Santo di Gambellara, however their high level of quality today makes for excellent young, fresh white wine.
Price per bottle £10.50