This is not your typical Soave. Crisp and mineral with lovely linear acidity, this wine really opens in the glass, developing hints of creamy peach, river stone, and underlying nutty almond tones. Its brightness and mineral drive naturally reflects its terroir, with fruit grown high on a hill of calcareous, chalky soils in the Val di Mezzane. Striking a perfect balance between ripe fruit and elements savoury complexity, it is wonderful with or without food and very easy wine to drink in either case.
Azienda Adalia is located in the Val di Mezzane sub-zone, a fertile hilly landscape east of Verona with an ancient history of agriculture that is fast gaining recognition for the quality of its wines. It is the second property of Marinella Camerani, who also owns the nearby Corte Sant’Alda, and her daughter Alda has now taken charge of the day to day running of the winery.
The estate farms organically and promotes biodiversity by planting olive and cherry trees, as well as leaving fallow areas between their vineyards which provide habitats for the wildlife that helps fight off pests and diseases.
Adalia is a reference to Adalia Bipunctuata, a two dotted ladybird very common in their vineyards, and particularly efficient at keeping aphids at bay. Their food-friendly wines: an unoaked Soave, a Valpolicella and a Ripasso, are all made using natural yeast ferments and mostly ageing in stainless steel and emphasise elegance overpower.