The 2009 Soave Classico Vigneti di Foscarino shows quite a bit more energy than the Soave Du Lot. The trademark Inama richness is present, but varietal aromas and flavors still have space to be expressive. Juicy peaches, apricots, tangerine and flowers inform the long, beautifully delineated finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. - WA88
Intense yellow colour. On the nose there is honey of sweet field flowers such as camomile, elder flower, iris. Large and mineral on the palate with a finish of sweet almond. - Winemaker Notes
Destalking and crushing are followed by skin contact for 8 - 12 hours. After the grapes are pressed the must is allowed to settle for 12 - 24 hours at cold temperature. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation take place in barriques not new. Prior to racking, batonnage is carried out every 4 weeks for about 6 months. Fining for 6 months in stainless steel vats, filtration through a coarse filter occurs prior to bottling.
Pairing with polenta, fish soup, risotto.
In the 1960s, Giuseppe Inama, the estate's founder, began using his savings to purchase small plots of vineyards in the heart of the Soave Classico region. At that time few understood the area's potential but Giuseppe believed that he could make a wine capable of restoring Soave's reputation by working with only top quality vineyards of old-vine Garganega (Soave's original grape). Today, Inama comprises 70 acres of vineyards in the heart of the Soave Classico and Giuseppe's son Stefano, who assumed control of te winemaking in 1992 and has wordly outlook, is considered a dynamic visionary of the region.