If, like me, your introduction to “Soave” was what Hugh Johnson once called, “bland mouthwash spewed forth by…the big negotiant firms,” then you may not know, as Johnson continued, “Real Soave, with its insistent combination of almonds and lemons, does exist.” Case in point – La Formica Soave DOCG 2011. A handgrown, handmade, 100% Garganega, Soave that’s bursting with nutty almond, lemon, baked peach, fresh tangerine and tangy ginger, we were delighted to buy it when it sold for $18.99. Now that the last of the vintage can be yours from $10.98, it’s time for everyone to get to know “real Soave”!
A great, Wine Spectator 91 point, Bordeaux from the classic 2005 vintage that's already drinking beautifully is even better in magnum! And, better still for just $52.98.
For the first time since 2007, there's been a general declaration for vintage 2011. Here are some of the top wines of the vintage at very special pre-sale prices. Full details and list here.