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

Varietal:

100% Garganega Veronese

Vineyard:

Colognola ai Colli

Yield:

12,000 kg/ha

Aging:

Extended period of refinement in stainless steel

Alcohol content:

12.5%

Age of vines:

28 years

pH level:

3.28

Acidity:

5.11 g/l

Production:

40,000 bottles

Soil:

Clay, with calcareous marly subsoil

Training:

Pergoletta

Average altitude:

50 meters above sea level

Vinification:

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

Harvest:

2nd week of September

Bottling:

Short period in bottle before release

Recent press reviews

90

Tenuta Santa Maria Lepiga Soave DOC 2020

James Suckling (90)- "Intriguing nose of lemon sherbert and nougat that turns more spritzy on the medium-bodied palate, over a base of mineral and nutty spice. Interesting white. Drink now."

96

Tenuta Santa Maria Lepiga Soave DOC 2018

Italian Wine Guy (96)- "Rich and complex in the glass it offers fatty notes reminiscent of butter, white chocolate and withered flowers. Medium body, simple structure and a luminous finish. Drink now."

90

Tenuta Santa Maria Lepiga Soave DOC 2018

James Suckling (90)- "Cooked apples, preserved lemons and waxy orange peel. Medium-bodied and fruity with pretty, pear-drop character and some subtle acidity crunch. Drink now."