The Tessari family have Soave in their blood. For three generations they have been extracting delectable wine from the well cared for vines of their Monteforte d’Alpone vineyards. With only a little over a hectare of garganega grapes in the prestigious area of Soave Classico, Antonio Tessari hand dug his cellar back in 1933 and started the legacy that continues today with his grandchildren: Germano, Antonio and Cornelia.
The young, skillful brothers share the same strong spirit for making Garganega that their father Aldo did. From vineyard to bottle and through the supply chain- these three siblings oversee it all; with unwavering respect for tradition, quality and passion for the art of winemaking . The highly suited 12 hectares of Garganega vineyards: “Magnavacche”, “Costalta” and “Castellaro”, have not been altered since their parents held rank. Today the production is far different, with a new, well equipped winery completed in 2007. The Tessari trio are able to continue the down the path that was established for them when Antonio painstakingly shoveled the first rock eight decades ago.
All wines are organically farmed and will be certified organic from the 2018 vintage onward.
2017 Grisela Soave Classico DOC $19.95
Artisanal wine making at its best. Tessari’s golden straw Grisela is the backbone of the vineyard; a delicious entry level wine that is meant to be enjoyed between friends. Elegant fragrances, citrus fruits with a good mineral note from the terroir. The aftertaste is refreshing with balanced acidity. Extended lees contact and batonnage helps to achieve a more rich, long and harmonious wine.
2017 Bine Longhe Soave Classico DOC $29.95
Bine Longhe is a wine of luminous autumn straw color, rich and brilliant due to the late October harvest, picked after the grapes have been over ripened for 20 days. It has a characteristically strong honeyed herbaceous aroma. Dancing mineral play tag on your tongue, embracing and lively on the palate, with a slight aftertaste of bitter almonds.
2017 Arcerus Extra Brut IGT Veneto $23.95
Charmat method sparkling. Energetic straw colour with fine bubbles. The characteristic intense aroma of apple, elderberry and chamomile are bewitching. Fresh and persistent on the palate, with a delightful aftertaste of bitter almonds and a playful mineral sparkle.
2017 Avus Garganega Sur Lie IGT Veneto $24.95
A simple wine, easy to drink, from the basis of our Soave Classico with an addition of Recioto must just pressed and fermented. The wine was bottled by hand and kept in the cellar; unfiltered. Soave Pet-Nat.
2015 Tre Colli Recioto di Soave DOCG $46.95 *Six packs.
This sweet wine is a hedonist’s dream. The colour of Black Locust honey – bright and sunny; lightly clings to the glass. The nose is fragrant honey, dried fruit, raisins, summer white flowers and a tiny amount of custard. Just the right amount of sweetness vs. dryness; very elegant. A nostalgic taste of almond at the end makes the whole adventure most pleasurable.
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