2008 Suavia "Le Rive" Soave Classico
What aromas! It shows black liquorice, aniseed, fennel, dried pineapple and flowers. Full-bodied, with layers of ripe fruit and a wonderful intensity. Dense and fruity yet then turns very dry. This is like drinking Clos St. Hune late harvest. 30% is aged in barrels for a year and the rest in stainless, and then left two years in bottle. Old vines - 80 years old. 20,000 bottles. One of the best whites of Italy...
Smoke and vanilla overtones accent flavors of poached pear, kumquat, fresh hay, star anise and guava in this well-meshed white, which offers fine, bright acidity for balance, with a long, mineral-tinged finish. Drink now through 2020. 101 cases imported.
The beautiful thing about this wine is the richness and creaminess of the mouthfeel. The bouquet opens with notes of peach, vanilla custard, pear and a zesty touch of lemon peel. Pair this with shellfish or poached salmon steaks.