Soave DOC Il Gigante | Cantina Martinelli

Il Gigante is a white wine made from 100% Garganega grapes from Soave. Great balance of subtle fruitiness paired with minerality and saltiness and a slight yeasty finish.

IL GIGANTE is Francesco's vision of Soave wine. An authentic wine made from 100% Gagenega, made with natural yeasts, hand picked and made as a natural wine. An fresh take on the Soave area wines near Verona, which usually is characterized by cheap cooperative wine.

The Gargenaga grapes from Francesco grow on volcanic basaltic soil at an altitude of 350 m, the vines are up to 60 years old. As a result, Francesco manages completely without irrigation (unfortunately, a great deal is otherwise artificially irrigated in the region). From the vineyard you have a great view of the Alps. The interaction of the cool winds with the volcanic soil together create this mineral wine.

Soave Doc
Grapes: 100% Garganega
Extension: Veronese pergola
Planting year: between 1967 and 1980
Yield per hectare: 70-80 l
Exposure: South-East
7000 bottles of 0.75 It.
30 Jeroboam á 3 It.
Altitude: 350 m asl
Soil: Volcanic, basaltic
Vinification: indigenous yeasts, unclarified, unfiltered
Total SO2: 20 to 40 mg/it.

Wine Enthusiast : 91 pts
Made from fruit from vines 30 to 50 years old and fermented with native yeasts, this wine offers aromas reminiscent of Spanish gorse, roasted nuts, sun dried earth and baked bread. On the palate it is bone dry and tasty, with flavors of apricots, hazelnuts, fennel and lemon zest, and a mineral vein of salt.