The Bottles / The Whites

Carbonare Soave Classico


Type | white

Grapes | Garganega


The wine is richly flavoured, with an important acidic backbone to provide balance and support its aromatic character. Citrus flavours are complemented by savoury notes to add complexity, with a fresh finish.


The wine

Nestled in a remote corner, Carbonare is a wonderful vineyard of old pergolas which greets the morning sun, overlooking a steep sided valley. In the past, farmers used to harvest wood and peat from here to produce coal
(in italian carbone).
The old owner had us taste the Recioto (the local sweet wine) from this vineyard. The purity of this traditional wine was so inspirational that we decided to acquire it!
This plot, located halfway up the hillside with its exposure to the East, has a noticeably different microclimate compared to Foscarino. The fresh air comes down from the Val d’Alpone and its Piccole Dolomiti. The natural balance of the plants and the adjacent streams told us that water flows underneath, a precious resource in order to produce a great white wine.
The basalt, which characterizes the Soave Classico grounds, has great chromatic complexity here, fading from black to green, red and orange.
The strong character of the vineyard is evident in the grapes: joyful aromas of citrus, effervescent acidity, mineral freshness.
This is how the “Carbonare” label is born.


Garganega: this variety was introduced in the Classic area 2,000 years ago by the Romans.
Short maceration on the skins; fermentation and ageing for 12 months in stainless steel; further 6 months’ ageing in bottle.


It matches in particular with oysters, baccalà mantecato, Asian cuisine.


The label represents a detail of the artwork
“Bouchonnier – Corker’s shop”, showing a demonstration of the cork-cutter’s skills and practices.
This drawing is taken from the ”Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers” by Diderot et D’Alembert,
edited in the XVIII century.


Carbonare 2021
94 pt. Wine Enthusiast

Carbonare 2020
93 pt. James Suckling
93 pt. Antonio Galloni’s Vinous
93 pt. Falstaff

93 pt. Wine Enthusiast
Menzione “Vino Top” Slow Wine
Corona Vini Buoni d’Italia

Carbonare 2019
94 pt. Wine Enthusiast
93 pt. Antonio Galloni’s Vinous
93 pt. James Suckling

Carbonare 2018
94 pt. Antonio Galloni
93 pt. James Suckling
92 pt. Falstaff
16 pt. Jancis Robinson