The color is a brilliant straw yellow with fresh fruit perfumes, especially apple and pear, and floral notes such as elder and bloom. The taste is very fresh and fruity, (yellow plum, star fruit and ground ginger), with a very interesting acidity. There is an important presence of mineral salts due to the volcanic origin of the soil.
Ideal as aperitif, light main courses such as pasta and risotto, shell fish and fish, soups and vegetables.
"With light aromas of almond, pear and manzanilla tea, this Garganega-based Soave offers a pleasing, creamy soft texture in the mouth. Lightly flavored but with good acidity, it would be a good companion to subtly sauced fish. The Cantina has 365 members farming 650 acres."
I-WineReview (March 16th 2015), 87+ pts
"Very pale straw. The light, spicy i Basalti Soave is delicious drinking, especially for the price. It shows pear with a hint of anise on a lightly flavored palate. The Cantina has 365 members farming 650 hectares."
I-WineReview (December 2013), 87 pts
Cantina di Gambellara was founded in 1947 by a group of 26 associated vine growers, becoming the first cooperative winery in the Vicenza province. Today the cooperative has 365 members, ...