Fasoli Gino Recioto di Soave ‘San Zeno’


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Breathtakingly good sweet wine that has a clear taste of honeyed apricots and almonds.

Absolute nectar! The best bunches of grapes – in this case those with the highest sugar level and with a low number of grapes – are selected from the various Garganega vineyards. Another selection is made in the winery and the bunches are hung on vertical nets where they are left to dry for five or six months. Following fermentation, the wine is matured in oak barriques for 15-18 months. The final wine tastes of apricots and would go very well with a citrus-based tart or it could also be served with mature cheeses, while its complexity means that it only can improve with time.

  • Gold Medal – Millesime Bio 2016 (2010 vintage)
  • Gold MedalInternational Organic Wine Awards 2015 (2010 vintage)


Opulent, Sweet yellow orchard fruits with spice and honey


Honey roasted almonds and orange marmalade, Peach and apricot

Located in the Soave, Valpolicella and Amarone region of Verona, Italy, Fasoli Gino was founded back in 1925 by Amadio Fasoli. It was then a fruit and vegetable farm that made some wine for local Veronese bars. Fasoli Gino turned to organic viticulture in 1980 and since 1984 all of their land has been farmed organically. Since 2006 the family have also been practising Demeter-certified biodynamics. The business is currently headed by Matteo Fasoli, the third generation to hold the reins here. They continue to apply know-how passed down over generations alongside modern techniques to ensure we produce consistently high-quality wines. Today they use this organic-biodynamic approach as it restores the balance that already exists in nature. By reinforcing the plants and revitalising the soils it encourages the biodiversity the vines need. The Fasoli family are committed to treating their land with the utmost care to ensure its health for future generations. The nature of the land (partly clay and partly a mix of stones and sand), and the favourable microclimate (the wide and sunny valley, protected from the north by the Lessini mountains) make the area particularly suitable for vine growing. Currently the estate cultivates 14 hectares of vineyards divided into seven parts, with the type of land varying from one plot to another. Some of their wines are named after plots they come from, such as Orgno and Calle. The type of land in each plot has helped determine which varieties should be planted. In the clay soil there are 30–40-year-old Garganega vines, traditionally used for Soave wine. Where the soil is stony and sandy, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir have been planted. This estate is known for its fantastic organic Soave, Valpolicella, Merlot and Amarone wines.


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  1. Must buy

    I simply cannot recommend this wine highly enough. Sensational quality, and even though the price is quite high, it’s a bargain compared to top Sauternes etc, to which I think this compares favourably in quality.


  2. Justifiably expensive

    This is much more than I’d normally pay for a bottle, but boy was it worth it. Sensational taste.