Santi has a long history in the Veneto that dates back to 1843. The Santi 2010 Soave Classico DOC “Vigneti di Monteforte” was produced using estate fruit as well as some purchased under long term contracts with neighbors throughout the region. This offering is a blend of Garganega (90%) and Trebbiano di Soave (10%). Fermentation and aging took place in stainless steel over a period of 7 months. Prior to bottling this wine undergoes a light filtration. This Soave has a suggested retail price of $16.99. Aromas of nectarine and fleur de orange fill the enticing and lively nose of this 2010 Soave and a hint of ginger pops in as well. From the first sip this wine is juicy, refreshing and appealing with a fruity, layered mid-palate. Fleshy white melon and stone fruits in droves are the stars of the show here. Hints of herbs play an underlying role and add layers of complexity along with copious spice characteristics. Hazelnut flavors along with vanilla bean lead the finish which displays fine persistence. This well balanced wine has crisp acidity and terrific balance.
This is a wine that should please a wide array of white wine lovers. It’s thirst quenching and fruit forward so it’ll appeal to the masses and it also features more than sufficient complexity to keep the more vociferous wine lovers happy on a hot summer day. Drink this one on its own or pair it with light, warm weather foods, in either case an excellent Soave for the money