Prà ‘Staforte’ Soave, Veneto 2015

$27.00

Oh baby this is just aromatically explosive out of the glass. Just dripping with honeysuckle and over-ripe peaches. The palate doesn’t disappoint either as it coats your mouth with white peach and sprite melons and a honeyed almond character. This is such a great example of how beautiful, complex and age worthy a Soave can be. It’s clear this wine will get better with age. The minerality and the acidity are more integrated and secondary as opposed to being prominent, but they’re strong enough to really keep a backbone on this wine singing when you consider all that delicious ripe weightiness. 

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Prà ‘Staforte’
Soave, Veneto 2015
Garganega 100%

“Today, 100 percent pure Garganega wines are among the best white wines Italy produces.” -Ian D’Agata. 

High praise. These wines have long deserved this recognition if not for the unfortunate effects of exports under the Soave name had been flooded with low priced, low quality (and blended) product for many years. Thanks to producers like Graziano Prà, that reputation is quickly rising again. And as I personally get to reacquaint myself with stellar bottles like this I can’t help but wonder how this grape has escaped being worked with here in California. I predict the grower or producer who nails it first will quickly be a legend.

Graziano Prà comes from a long ling of grape growers, but only began his life as a producer in the eighties. He’s an icon for Soave wines and has more recently been making waves in the red wine world with his Valpolicella blends. His picture perfect and healthy 40+ year old Organic vineyards planted in Soave’s distinctive volcanic soils are clearly a big part of his success. The soils are key here, as volcanic soils are very rare in the north of Italy, and Graziano has always been a key voice in preserving the health of this local treasure and against the high impact commercial farming that is still very present. His personality seems to match his power + finesse wine expression perfectly as well as Garganega itself.

“Today, 100 percent pure Garganega wines are among the best white wines Italy produces.” -Ian D’Agata. 

High praise. These wines have long deserved this recognition if not for the unfortunate effects of exports under the Soave name had been flooded with low priced, low quality (and blended) product for many years. Thanks to producers like Graziano Prà, that reputation is quickly rising again. And as I personally get to reacquaint myself with stellar bottles like this I can’t help but wonder how this grape has escaped being worked with here in California. I predict the grower or producer who nails it first will quickly be a legend.