2020 Inama Soave Classico Vigneti di Foscarino
In the 1960s, Giuseppe Inama, the founder of this renowned wine estate, started buying small plots of vineyards in the heart of 'Soave Classico'. The area was originally planted with the ancient "Graecanicum" (originating from Greece) variety. This name was then converted to "Garganega" in the local dialect. His idea was to collect only top quality vineyards from old Garganega vine, and turn them into a wine capable of restoring Soave's reputation. Today Inama counts as a reference for both white and red wines in Soave.
This Soave Classico Vigneti di Foscarino is a pure expression of Garganega that has been both fermented and aged in oak. That six-month barrique has developed the wine's natural structure and the generous sense of volume it displays on the palate. Apricot and passion fruit are followed by almond and light saffron spice. Very complex in the mouth with many layers based on a silky almond cream and it builds up slowly and steadily through the long, very long finish. Some citrus in the aftertaste. Never exuberant, medium-bodied, layered and silky and so perfectly balanced. Delicious with a chicken dish with baked fennel with bechamel.
ABOUT SOAVE CLASSICO DOC
Soave is a small town in northern Italy, east of Verona. The small fortified town is one of the most beautiful areas of origin in Italy for white wines. Soave is nestled against the foothills of the Alps with a magnificent view over the Po Valley. One of the most beautiful white wines in Italy made here with great aging potential. The character of a Soave (Classico) is partly determined by the type of soil (terroir) on which the vineyard is planted. For this reason, a distinction is made between Soave DOC and Soave Classico DOC. A small portion of the Soave Classico is also bottled as Soave Classico Superiore DOCG. This only applies to wines where the yields in the vineyard are lower and the maturation sur lie has taken place longer.
Wine house Inama is located near the northern Italian city of Verona. The Inama family has been producing wines for more than 40 years and is the only activity that focuses entirely on them. Wijnhuis Inama is now run by Stefano and Guiseppe Inama, the 3rd generation, with the vision: producing various wines in which, despite the styles and trends of the moment, they mainly want to make wines where their vision of the beautiful country is sufficiently represented. . Therefore, an organic agricultural system is used because it produces better fruit. Wijnhuis Inama follows its own course and has therefore developed its own know-how, without consulting all kinds of experts and wine gurus. They believe in wine that generates emotions and therefore prefer to taste "blind".
|Type of Wine||White|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||96|
|Tasting Profiles||Aromatic, Floral, Dry, Fresh, Fruity, Tense, White fruit|
|Drink moments||Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag|