Celebrated winemaker Marinella Camerani produces the Adalia Singan Soave in Valpolicella. In 2009 she acquired an idyllic 5 hectares of vines in the Val di Mezzane, all surrounded by cherry trees and olive groves. The trees and groves promote biodiversity while helping produce outstanding, organically grown grapes. Which are grown in chalky soil at high elevation and are trained double pergola style. Marinella’s daughter has taken over the day to day running of the winery. While they produce outstanding Amarone and Ripasso wines, the Soave really got our attention. We tasted it while the sun was shining in Seattle, maximum pleasure. It’s a lithe and subtle wine with low extraction and delicate features.
Tasting note: The Adalia Singan Soave 2020 is a blend of 80% Garganega with 10% Trebbiano and 10% Chardonnay. Firstly, grapes are harvested by hand and fermentation begins spontaneously. Next, malolactic fermentation is encouraged in steel tanks, producing a rounded feeling to the wine and keeps the acidity in check. The shy flavors are sunny, bright and fresh, green and red apples, lemons and almond skin. Lastly, the body, alcohol and acidity fall into a balanced medium, demonstrating a nimble touch to the winemaking. A stylish wine and a fair substitute for not actually being in Italy.