More than a Club – an Education
Wine Folly Club isn’t about wine – it’s about your journey with wine. It’s going beyond the label to learn and understand what makes each wine unique.
Every month, Club Members have access to micro-courses for six different grapes and regions, along with tasting notes, recommendations, and how to enjoy the wines. The wines, of course, are a tasty cherry on top.
Question: We tasted a lovely Soave Classico in the March shipment of Wine Folly Club. Can you name the grape variety primarily used to make Soave?
Scroll down to find out!
The Green One
Grüner Veltliner is a grape that grows almost only in Austria. With flavors of green pepper and lime, this grape is an exotic alternative to Sauvignon Blanc. Some of the most age-worthy examples can be found in the Wachau region.
Wachau – The Jewel of the Danube
Steep terraced vineyards above the Danube River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and some of the finest wines in Europe. This small region (just 12 miles or 19 km long) 1 hour west of Vienna packs a punch, especially when it comes to Grüner Veltliner.
Wine Quiz Answer
Answer – #3: If you had a tough time remembering, that’s totally normal. It’s easy to mix up the grapes used in different wines in Italy as there are so many. In fact, Italy is home to over 350 different grape varieties!
Soave, however is made primarily with the grape Garganega.