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”
|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