"Full bottle 1,335g. The name comes from the old Rupestris du Lot rootstocks the Garganega was grafted on. The vineyard lies within the Foscarino cru on basalt and volcanic soils and facing south-west. Fermentation in 30% new barriques and 70% older. It stayed on the lees for six months with lees stirring every six weeks.
Rich nose of yellow fruit, acacia honey, dried camomile and hints of garden herbs underlined by new oak. Concentrated palate of yellow fruit and mandarin and gently balanced by soft acidity. Very long, sweet yellow-fruit finish with creamy oak notes. Ageing Garganega in new oak is risky, but this has been done with great skill. 17/20 points. (WS)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
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Inama, Vigna du Lot, Soave Classico
"From a south-west-facing plot in the Foscarino cru on basaltic-volcanic soil. Fermentation is in barriques, of which a third are new. The wine stays on the lees for six months with lees stirring every six weeks, after which it is racked off into stainless steel, where the wine stays on the fine lees for another six months."
This wine comes from a single vineyard, whose vines grafted on the old Rupestris Du Lot rootstock produce a grape with more concentration. Extremely complex Soave Classico with a great character. A touch of new barriques, well integrated, raises it to a contemporary dimension and enhances its personality. The vineyard is in the Classic area, on the Monte Foscarino: basaltic-volcanic soil and southwest exposure of the vines. 100% Garganega: this variety was introduced in the Classic area 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Selection of the most concentrated grapes coming from the vineyards with southwest exposure. Fermentation in 30% new barriques and 70% not new. Then it stays on the lees 6 months with batonnage every 6 weeks. Then fining for 6 months in stainless steel vats on the fine lees.