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Sorsola Soave: Dry, White, Just Right? - White Wine Product Review

Updated on August 4, 2012
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When it comes to the old vino what’s your preference? I generally plump for a white or rose myself, only rarely being in the mood for a bottle of red. (My tastes are not sophisticated: they are simple, honest and ethanol-based. I used to prefer nauseatingly sweet wines too for years, at that.) I also prefer a wine I can scramble up enough loose change from my purse and pockets to pay for too, since I’m generally skint or just tight with a buck or both, too.

So at the end of a working week I’m liable to be looking for a bottle of white that fulfils certain criteria. Those criteria can be a little exacting, in truth! It has to be cheap, at least under five quid; it must be medium-dry for preference; it must have a strength of at least eleven per cent proof; and, most importantly of all, it must come wrapped up in a pretty bottle or label. What can I say, I’m such a girl.

So, how well does Sorsola Soave stand up to this exacting list of requirements? Not too badly, as it turns out. Certainly at eleven per cent proof it barely scrapes in at exactly the minimum requirement, but that’s okay, a bare pass is still a pass. (And at least you won’t be getting too bladdered on a school night, should you be foolish enough to be drinking on one.)

I’ve had better, more fragrant whites for the same price, but it’s a long way off cleaning-product harshness and has at least a trace of fruity flavour. The level of dryness is just about right for me (although obviously it’s a matter of taste and your mileage may vary.) I like a vino that’s not quite dry, but a long, long way off being able to be described as a sweet white. Although my preference used to be basically glucose syrup with added grapey flavour and the appropriate ethanol content: so, tastes change and all that.

Regarding price, the Sorsola Soave comes in at well under the price limit (or my price limit), which is always good. Kids, when your alcohol expenditure equals your food expenditure it’s time to dust off the Big Book and get it down from the shelf. That’s the measure I’m going by, anyway. Is Sorsola Soave worth a punt? For my money (and not a lot of it, at that), definitely! Take that fiver out of your wallet and give it a go!


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