Wine Rating: RP=91
Wine Rating: ST=91+
Wine Rating: ST=92-95
Wine Rating: WS=96
Wine Rating: RP=90
Wine Rating: WS=90
Wine Rating: RP=95-97
Wine Rating: RP=94-96
Wine Rating: WS=93
Buy 6 Bottles and Receive 15% Off*
SALE PRICE: $19.54
Use coupon code SOLID6 during checkout
The resurrection of Soave continues and with Stefan Inama leading the charge the restoration of this Italian wine region is in good hands.
Since Inama took over his father’s winery in the early 90’s, he has changed its focus from bulk wines to wines of distinction. Inama asked the local growers what Soave “used to be,” when it was one of the best-known whites in the world. The answers weren’t all that surprising, but they did run contrary to much of what modern winemaking takes for granted. Old-fashioned techniques, using more skin-contact and less sulphur, appeared to be what was required.
In the initial trials the Garganega grape (appellation rules mandate that the wine comprise at least 70% of this varietal) responded incredibly to this minimalist, almost ancestral oenology. The wines were alive, bursting with flavor and remarkably long-lived. Much of these same techniques are used today whether they ferment in vat or in barrel.
The Vigneti di Foscarino, only made in good years from selected grapes and old vines (over 35 years) epitomizes the grace and elegance of a classic reserve wine. Inama prefers 100% Garganega for his Soave wines, focusing on its richness and complexity.
The 2011 Foscarino is an intense yellow color, with a nose that reveals the sweetness of field flowers: chamomile, elder flower and iris. Firm on the palate with a mineral backbone, there are rich notes of apricot, peach and pear finishing with a touch of almond.
89 Points, Wine Spectator: “Well-cut and smoky, this creamy white blends rich notes of baked apple, pastry, lemon curd, and spice with apricot, fig, and melon."
Buy this now at this week’s incredibly low price of $19.54/bottle!
*Please enter coupon code SOLID6 during checkout to receive an additional 15% discount, when you purchase 6 bottles of the same wine in this sale. Offer valid through 9/2/14 at 11:59 p.m. PT. This offer is valid only on www.wineranger.com. Applicable taxes and shipping are additional. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. No adjustments to prior purchases.