Wine Details

Tenuta Santa Maria Lepiga Soave DOC

Produced from the typical white Veronese Garganega grape and cultivated with low yields, this Soave presents a complex bouquet of exotic fruits, pears, peaches, herbs and almonds with a generous minerality and hints of toasted vanilla. A pleasant surprise to the palate, rich and compact in the mouth while sustained by fresh acidity and persistence. The variety’s distinct flavor intensifies the softness of the wine.

Region:

Producer:

Tenuta Santa Maria

Classification:

Lepiga Soave DOC

Variety:

100% Garganega Veronese

Number of bottles produced:

40,000 bottles

Production area:

Colognola ai Colli

Altitude:

50 meters (164 feet) a.s.l.

Age of vines:

38 years

Yield:

12,000 kg/ha

Training:

Pergoletta

Vinification:

Grapes harvested at different ripening times and crushed, cold macerated and fermented separately; wine is blended in January

Refining:

Extended period of refinement in stainless steel, short period in bottle before release

Alcohol content:

12.5%

pH level:

3.28

Acidity:

5.11 g/L

Soil:

Clay, with calcareous, marly subsoil

Time of harvest:

2nd week of September

Harvest:

Manual

Recent press reviews

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Tenuta Santa Maria Lepiga Soave DOC 2022

Falstaff Magazine (91)- "Notes of pear and some white melon, on the nose. Nice play on the palate, sweet fruity fullness, spreads well, salty in the finish. "

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Tenuta Santa Maria Lepiga Soave DOC 2022

James Suckling (90)- "Aromas of white stone fruit, peach peel and almond. Medium-bodied with notes of peach and nectarine on the palate. A hint of tangerine sweetness on the finish."

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Tenuta Santa Maria Lepiga Soave DOC 2021

James Suckling (90)- "A fresh and crisp Soave that shows sliced apples, pears and a hint of white almond. Bright acidity cleanses the palate before a pithy and refreshing finish."