Apparently fall starts early here in the Cowboy State as the temperatures are already dropping and the chill in the air has me thinking of the fall. However, I fully recognize that many of our friends in the Northern Hemisphere are still dealing with the heat and require a more “refreshing” then heavily complicated libation to enjoy.
Therefore Thirsty Thursday returns once again to realm of white with a casual yet sophisticated wine from Italy’s northeastern region of Veneto.
The Inama vin Soave Classico is made completely from the indigenous Italian varietal Garganega, the primary varietal for all Soave wines (though Soave’s can also contain up to 30% Chardonnay, Trebbiano, or Pinot Blanc) and the volcano soil from Inama’s Garganega vineyards imparts a subtle floral character to their wines as well as an observant minerality. The winery is a consistent producer of exceptional Soaves in the region with their wines regularly finding a place in my wooden Champagne riddling wine rack.
And for those of you unfamiliar with Soave, think of it as a lighter more refreshing version of a new world Chardonnay, with enough body to keep you interested.
Be sure to give the 2009 Inama vin Soave Classico a taste as it is a perfect introduction to and a great value for those who already enjoy the wine style.
Here is my complete review:
2009 Inama vin Soave Classico (Veneto, Italy)
Light golden straw in color, the Inama opens, surprisingly, with notes of pineapple, apricot, and peach that are reminisce of a southern hemisphere Chardonnay along with floral hints. The palate is a balance of acidity and ripened pineapple and melon flavors with a background of minerality. Medium bodied, the wine finishes round with notes of white pepper. A solid value and a relaxed white wine which is versatile when pairing with food.
Retails Around: $16
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