Wine review: Rocca Sveva 2009 Soave Classico

Rocca Sveva 2009 Soave ClassicoWhile most people think Pinot Grigio is the white wine of Italy, I beg to differ. Softer and rounder, Soave white wines from northeastern Italy complement a wider range of food, have an exceptional depth of flavors, and are quite versatile. If you aren’t familiar with these juicy gems, read up on Soave wines here.

The Rocca Sveva 2009 Soave Classico has lively acidity, hay/straw, red apple and tropical flavors. Slightly earthy with almost spritzy lemon-lime on the finish. Not too complicated but good drinking. The Classico growing zone within Soave lies on the rolling hills outside the towns of Soave and Monteforte. It’s 100% Garganega grape and has 12.5% alcohol — on the lighter end.

Sweetness: 1 out of 10
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Price: $14- $18
Occasion: Sample sent from the winery
Availability: High end retailers
Food pairing: Goat cheeses like Le Chevrot, roasted chicken, and white fish recipes like Baked Tilapia with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

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