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AZIENDA AGRICOLA TAMELLINI, Costeggiola
The Tamellini family have been making wine in Soave for over a hundred years, but it was a chance meeting in 1998 with enologist Paolo Caciorgna that the family came to the realization that their 21-ha hillside vineyards planted entirely with Garganega were of an exceptional potential for fine wine production. In these short twelve years, brothers Gaetano and Pio Tamellini have become one of the reference points of the area. They believe in using only Garganega in their wines, late picking ensuring the total ripeness; the grape are not de-stemmed and are cooled off in a cold room for 15 hours before pressing.
There is no trace of oak barrel in the whole, newly fitted winery, yet the wines are showing a deep lemon gold colour, reminiscent of Burgundy in both appearance and palate-weight and structure.
The Soave is “dry and creamy, showing a lovely aromatic mineral note, with flavors of green melon, blood orange and pickled ginger.” Alison Napjus’ Top Values from the Veneto, Wine Spectator, October 2012
“Offers fantastic quality for an entry-level Soave.” Stephen Tanzer
“Good Soave is a wonderful thing, and we now have a number of really good examples in this country. This has lovely rich, textured fruit, cut through with a welcome mineral streak. Probably big enough to handle chicken, but happiest with some hake or cod.” John Wilson The Irish Times: John Wilson’s Autumn Wines