2020 Meggiolaro ‘Saro’ Garganaga
Region: Veneto, Italy
Winemaker: Cristiana Meggiolaro
Established Date: N/A
100% Garganaga from forty-year-old-vine that relies more on the character of the wine than the name of its famous region. The vines are planted 120 meters above the sea level facing south on a volcanic soil rich in basalt and tuffs. Whole bunch fermentation using indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The maturation happens in stainless steel tanks where the wine stays on it’s lees before aging for six more months in bottle.
The wine is produced in the heart of Soave but Meggiolaro has decided that being involved in the Soave DOC is not for them. The wine comes from a tiny 1 hectare plot divided by a small country road.
Sommelier’s Recommendation Saro’ means “I will be,” which makes reference to what this winery and their young vines will become. An energetic and mineral driven white, but with the depth and complexity of great Garganega. Meggiolaro’s Saro’ opens with refreshing aromas of pear blossoms, tarragon, Chablis-like flint and green melon. Crisp, zesty and really versatile, Meggiolaro’s Saro will also serve remarkably well as a partner for mild fish preparations, fresh shellfish, seafood pasta dishes, roast chicken and braised pork,