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Inama Soave Classico Superiore Vigneto du Lot 2010

Inama Soave Classico Superiore Vigneto du Lot 750ml 2010   
Sku: 1688243

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Founded in 1960 by Giuseppe Inama, this 74 acre estate is located in Monte Foscarino, the heart of Soave Classico. Each vineyard imparts a unique element to the blend; the volcanic soil of Classico lends floral aromas and minerality, and the soils found in Colli Berici contribute depth and structure. The terra rossa soil of this sub-appellation are particularly well suited to growing Bordeaux blends and was the first region in Italy to plant Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenere. In 1992, Giuseppe handed the reins to his son Stefano who carries on his father's legacy of minimalist intervention in the vineyards and in the cellar. The grapes are hand-picked and briefly macerated on their skins. After a gentle pressing, the musts are naturally cold settled. In order to preserve and the aromas and varietal flavors, wines are bottled with minimal fining or filtration. "We are organic in the way we grow wines, but don't declare it”, says Stefano. "It is not a marketing tool: the quality of the wine is the marketing tool.”

Tasting notes
A reserved white with taut, complex layers of vanilla, florals and nuts, the wine quickly opens up and offers a rich and ripe palate edged with notes of straw, herbs and nuts.

Technical notes
(100% Garganega). This single vineyard offering was named after the rootstock upon which the plants were grafted. Handpicked fruit from estate vineyards in Monte Foscarino planted on basaltic lava was destemmed, macerated on its skins for 4-8 hours, crushed and cold settled for 24-36 hours. The wine fermented in oak (30% new) and received battonage every six weeks for eight months. Before bottling, the wine was racked and filtered.

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Regional Varietals:
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Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub-Region: Soave
Grape Varietal: Garganega
Type: Still wine
 
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