Alcohol : 12,5%
Localisation : Veneto, Italy
Tasting Notes: A bright, straw-yellow color with greenish reflections and a good consistency. The bouquet is clear, with fruity notes of almond, yellow peach and lime, accompanied by floral notes of linden. Distinctly mineral sensations alternate with hints of sage, thyme and acacia honey.
Description: This screwcapped dry white is from 30-year-old vines grown on volcanic and basalt soils at 80-150 meters above sea level. Smoky nose with yellow fruits, citrus rind, pear and melon; firm acidity, good drive; a subtle, mineral wine that grows in the glass.
The Domain: Sandro de Bruno was founded in 2002 by Sandro and Marina Tasoniero. They farm 23ha organically on Monte Calvarina and produce classic Soave that is just as I want it to be: white and yellow field flowers on the nose with almond blossom and citrus and a bright palate with nice texture and beautifully integrated citrus and stone fruits. Monte Calvarina is an old volcanic cone and you will find the same exciting,
intriguing aromas, tastes, and textures in other volcanic areas like Etna, Ischia, parts of Alto Piemonte, etc. It is not easy to find this fresh, classic style anymore and even more difficult to find fairly priced examples, but the search is worth it when you find a little winery like this. Sandro de Bruno is another great example of the mix of people, place, wine, and philosophy that are always looking for.