Over the past 20 years Gaetano and Pio Francesco Tamellini have built a great reputation as producers of outstanding, authentic estate-bottled Soave. Refreshing and nicely balanced, with fresh stone fruit and citrus aromas, this 2018 is an easy and lively style of the classic Italian white from the Veneto.
Brothers Gaetano and Piofrancesco Tamellini are the third generation of vineyard growers who boast some of the most brilliant sites in Soave. They began making wine only in 1998 when they were convinced by an exporter to bottle their own exceptional production. Though, they are a young estate, their wines are finely tuned and wonderfully stylish with remarkable character and concentration - telltale signs of true masters at work.They are currently finishing a new chai - an Italianate palace that is gloriously inlaid with creamand terracotta red Venetian marble, a visual feast to even the most discerning eye, which will enable them to create their masterpieces in the most naturally cool and fresh conditions.
Soave produces Italy's second most famous white wine after Pinot Grigio. The region is divided intotwo distinct zones - Soave, comprising most of the alluvial plains, and Soave Classico, encompassing the higher reaching hillsides.The wine is made mostly (if not entirely) from Garganega, an aromatic, light skinned variety that when grown on poorer, well drained soils with lower yields can create wines with notable flavour and concentration. Though known mostly for its dry whites, a rare dessert wine is also produced called Recioto di Soave that is made from naturally dried grapes.