About the Wine
“Thanks to its rich and varied terroirs the wines of this well-known Veneto region offer impressive diversity and complexity, too.” ~Decanter.
For lovers and collectors of the world's best white wines, it’s time to welcome Soave back to your cellars. ~ Eric Guido, Vinous Media
If you’ve been hearing lots of buzz about Soave recently, it’s because small producers like Inama have been carefully nurturing the vineyards in the region. Modern Soave’s quality reflects the care and intent of these producers. Many of the region’s wines are also a fantastic value, and the 2019 Inama 'Vigneti di Foscarino' Soave Classico is one of them.
Inama winery dates back to 1948, when founder Giuseppe Inama started to work as a winemaker, and soon bought his first parcels in Monte Foscarino. Today, after more than 70 years, Guiseppe’s goal remains the same “to produce unique and classic wines that truly represent the greatness of the land.” Inama’s vineyards are located in the Veneto area, in Colli Berici, and in Soave Classico.
Soave Classico dates back to Roman times. This DOC was established in 1968, and as a matter of fact, it was the first white wine DOC in Italy, Soave’s hillside vineyards sit southwest of Venice in Veneto. The soils are rich with clay and volcanic minerals that come from the volcanic hills above the region. All these peculiar terroir conditions, make this place home to one of the most cherished white wines in all of Italy.
"Foscarino is our interpretation of the Soave Classico looking at history, which recalls ancestral traditions to re-propose forgotten aromas."
Aging: Fermentation in old barriques. After, it remains on the lees for 6 months with batonnage every 6 weeks. This is followed by another 6 months of aging in steel vats on fine lees.
Tasting Notes: 100% Garganega, 40-year-old vines. This is an absolutely superb white wine. Complex and elegant. It opens fresh and deep mineral aromas of wildflowers (elderberry, iris, chamomile). On the palate, it's rich, complex, and multidimensional with an almond aftertaste. Over time, these notes are transformed into even more complex aromas of pollen and dried flowers.
The nose is quite reserved, showing some melon, pear, and lavender. Then, on the palate, the expansion starts on a base of silky almond cream and builds up slowly and steadily through the long, long finish. Aftertaste of lemon cream. Never ebullient, but medium-bodied, layered, and silky, this is quiet refinement flexing its muscles. Total balance. Beautifully done. All in place. Best ever. Enjoy now or hold. ~96 James Suckling.
Slight notes of bruised apple over almond milk and mango aromas. Concentrated palate with a flinty character and mineral acidity. ~91 Decanter.
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