Italian frizzante’s cover a wide range of bubble attack from sharp and assertive to ones like this that display a gentle fizz and are barely considered a sparkler. This wine seduces brilliantly with intoxicating aromas of fresh red raspberries, underripe strawberries, and cedar. The acidity is sharp and instantly fades to subtle prickly bubbles that form a soft and creamy mousse. Finishes fruity and refreshing. This is a dangerous wine.
The Monte Tondo estate is led by the father-daughter team of Gino and Marta Magnabosco. Their holdings are impressive as nearly all estate fruit is high on the hillsides of Veneto with various types of soil composition. In a region that prides themselves on bulk production, here the yields are limited, and the farming is organic. In addition to their renowned Soave, they champion monovarietal bottlings of Corvina, a rarity for the region.