2020 Meggiolaro ‘Saro’ Garganaga

Region: Veneto, Italy

Viticulture: Organic

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,

We are Cristiana and Riccardo. We weren’t winemakers in our previous lives and each one of us was busy with a boring and monotonous job. Afterwards, as a natural result, the lust for freedom and the desire to put us to the test went in the running, far away from everything was taken for granted. Without arrogance we made a bet with ourselves to start growing grapes and making wine.

We feel the strong desire to respect the soil we walk on, the air we breathe and not only for ourselves or the next generations, but even as an act of love for the ones who forerun us  and left us this patch of nature as a heritage.

Our wines should capture the generosity of our land through the warm gold of the summer sun, the springy freshness climbing down the hill, the brisk bite of the winter mornings and the long embrace of the fall colors. What we really aim to achieve in the making of our Durello, Garganega and Passito, is to respect the vines in their natural development and to make a wine pulsing of the same life it was nourished with.