Inama Soave Classico 2008
A reader has admonished me for neglecting some of my quicker reviews, so here’s a tasty one from northeastern Italy – right near Venice in the Veneto region. Soave’s traditional borders have expanded because of business pressures put upon the regulator by wineries just on the edge of the old zone. Those wines outside the traditional zone, well, frankly, they suck. Wines within the traditional zone are called Soave Classico. This particular wine is made with old vine Garganega – a native Italian grape. The wine-maker’s philosophy here is to have meticulous attention to detail in the vineyards, and, importantly, avoid over-cropping – the achiles heel of most wines from this region as Garganega is prone to high yields.
This is a wine that elides stereotypes but still tastes very very good. We’re talking minerals, citrus and good weight or density – this is the sort of wine you FEEL in your mouth while also one that doesn’t throw a wrecking ball across your palate. It’s also quite complex for the price. A perfect alternative to what you normally drink on hot summer days. Grab some for the inevitable good weather.
Very Good+ to Excellent
$30 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar