Tenuta di Corte Giacobbe Soave Superiore Vigneto Runcata 2016
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Gold-yellow in appearance. Generous, stylish bouquet of broom and almond blossoms, of peach, apricot, camomile, vanilla, and sulphur intrigue the nose, with a clean vein of minerality, concluding with pungent sage and rosemary. The quintessence of its character is immediately clear upon entrance: dry and quite smooth, with a fine supportive structure, while judiciously crisp fruit gives both vibrancy and length. This is a superbly-structured wine that reaches its best only after a few years. The perfect accompaniment to formal and highly-flavoured dishes: risottos, fish preparations, salmon, scallops, and crab.
The Dal Cero family history begins with a volcanic figure. Augusto. It was he who, in the midst of war and devastation, managed to keep intact a dream that was rooted in the first vineyards on his property in Soave. The two hills whose lava soils he broke apart with his hands to plant his vineyards were the dream that bore fruit.
His sons Dario and Giuseppe followed in the same furrow as their father, and in the 1980s they turned their attention to Tuscany, to Cortona, where they found a centuries-old, prestigious growing area to produce great red wines, at their Tenuta Montecchiesi.
Today, the third generation, Alberto, Davide, Nico, and Francesca, guide the Dal Cero family, achieving new evolutionary growth, with expansion into international markets as well as the acquisition of a third wine estate, in Valpolicella, a growing area that is utterly distinctive in its geological formation.