Inama Vigneti di Foscarino Soave Classico 2017 - Veneto, IT

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Varietals: 100% Garganega

It opens fresh, mineral, deep, with fragrant field flower notes (camomile, elderflower, iris). The palate is rich, complex, and multidimensional with a finish of almond. With time, these notes transform into more complex notes of pollens, dried flowers.

With vineyard holdings almost exclusively on the Monte Foscarino, in the heart of the Soave Classico district, there was little choice but to specialize in the production of quality wines. Giuseppe Inama, who gradually acquired a total of 74 acres in the most enviable sites, founded the estate in the 1960s. Stefano, Giuseppe’s son, assumed control of winemaking in 1992. Using Garganega, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc he has produced wines unique to the Inama brand.

Inama also grows traditional Bordeaux varietals on 60 acres in the Colli Berici, Italy’s oldest DOC for Cabernet and Merlot grapes; their Carmenère vineyards here date back to the 1800s. This historic, though little known zone south of Vicenza has a temperate climate and is marked by unique ancient geological seismic events called “bradyseism”—volcanic ridges generating a soil extremely rich in trace elements and minerals. Inama feels this terroir is the most underrated and under-realized in Italy and his goal is to produce great wines from these hillsides.

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