During the 1960s Giuseppe Inama, the estate’s founder, began purchasing small plots of vineyards in the heart of the Soave Classico, beginning with Foscarino in 1965. His idea was to assemble the best vineyards of old-vine Garganega, and fashion from them wines capable of restoring Soave’s reputation.
100% Garganega from 30 year old vines. Golden colour. Apple and green pear, brine, chamomile and honeysuckle. It’s fleshy and flavoursome, but clean and ‘mineral’, weight is substantial, without being heavy. The green herb bite through waxy orchard fruit is most pleasant. Finish is articulate, with a dusting of fine chalky grip, fresh and firm. As a classico, this is top shelf. I think I’ll buy some. Tasted: Oct 2019; Alcohol: 12%; Price: $33; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2019-2024+; Rated: 92 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Light to medium yellow colour, with an oily viscosity. The bouquet is toasty, developed and nutty, hinting at barrel-fermentation. The palate again weighty, oily-textured, full-bodied and rich, but also dry and savoury on the finish. The mid-palate is juicy and succulent, the flavours delicious and the whole wine is loaded with character and charm. Date: Nov 2019; Drink: 2019 to 2024; Price: $32.00; Alcohol: 12%; Rating: 92 Points; Huon Hooke; The Real Review
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