Intense and brilliant yellow with golden highlights. An explosion of aromas, it shows apricot and candied orange peel together with black liquorice, aniseed, fennel, cardamom, vanilla tobacco and crushed mineral nuances. Dense and fruity with a fresh and dry finish.
Le rive is a wine that should be accompanied by faint candlelight on a laid table, or with a crackling open fire as a companion for reading. The overripe Garganega and the long ageing period give it a full body that seduces the senses and a warm colour that lightly brushes your thoughts.
The castle is the one in Soave: a heritage from the Middle Ages, when the town was still called by the old name of Suavia; Giovanni and Rosetta’s daughters, however, have been the main female characters in this story since the start of the twenty-first century. Our family has been living and cultivating the land since the nineteenth century in Fittà: a small rural village mounted like a precious stone on the hills of Soave Classico.
The history of Suavia however began later, in 1982, when Giovanni and Rosetta (the father and mother), aware of the great potential of their area, decided to set up on their own and make their mark, crushing their grapes and making their own wine.
Today we three sisters, Meri, Valentina and Alessandra, carry on the family tradition and run the winery always working here in Fittà, where it all started.
Being aware of this, we can claim that our vineyard management is not a short-sighted one limited to the wellbeing of the vines alone, but it safeguards the landscape in its entirety.
The work carried out by man plays a very important role in the management of both the vineyard and the natural surrounding landscape, which is made up of elements that must be considered individually and duly taken care of in order to preserve the harmony created by their unity, i.e. that of nature itself.
Pairing Suggestions: It goes well with white meat-based main courses or very savoury fish. Chicken curry. Crusted Pork. Lobster. Perfect with ripened cheeses made of cow or goat's milk. Blue cheese.
Maturation: In oak barrels (30%) and steel vats (70%) for 15 months in contact with its own sediment without racking, then the two parts are blended together in steel vats where they stay for a further 15 months and after 12 months in the bottle.