This is one serious wine.
The wine comes with an interesting story to it’s name.  Tufaie is the Latin word for the Limestone quarries that once surrounded ancient Verona and provided the beautiful golden stone that was used to build many of the cities most admired churches as well as the famed Teatro Romano.  This character is clearly reflected in the wine.

The 2010 Bolla Soave “Tufaie” is a dark golden yellow with crystal clear reflections.  The aromas of the wine include lemon peel, grass, pineapple and minerals. In the mouth, the body to the wine is extraordinary – viscous, which one would associate from being aged on the lees, as the reverse label states – yet the wine doesn’t taste of oak.  Flavors follow the nose, with a shaley lemony complexity that is very attractive. The wine medium bodied and balanced, but perhaps could benefit from a touch more acidity. Overall, simply delicious with both the garden fresh cucumber salad, and the seared salmon that it was paired with.  92 points.  Disclosure:  This bottle was a distributor provided sample.

2010 Bolla Soave Classico “Tufaie”

We paired this with an amazing garden fresh cucumber, tomato, basil and white bean salad.  Everything chopped coarsley from the garden, beans from the can!  Seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper to taste. Yum!

Cucumber, tomato, white bean & basil insalata

As the entree, I simple seared some gorgeous salmon filets, and drizzled them each with a reduced balsamic reduction.  The oils in the fish really made the fruit in the wine stand out.  Great pairing.

Simple seared salmon fillets

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