Inama ‘Vin Soave’ Soave Classico DOC 2016

Estate: Inama Azienda Agricola was founded in the 1950’s by Giuseppe Inama. He purchased small plots of vineyards in the heart of the Soave Classico region with a goal of compiling the best vineyard sites with old vine Garganega and restoring Soave’s reputation. Today, the 3rd generation of the family passionately produces classic Veneto wines from their 30 hectares of vineyards.

Philosophy: “We believe in everyday living and oenological minimalism, respecting the winemaking good practices that have lain the foundations of modern wine.”

Winemaking: The estate is organic, and minimalist intervention is observed in the vineyards and cellar. Grapes were hand harvested from 30 year old vines in basaltic lava soil. Fermented in stainless steel vats, followed by malolactic fermentation, then aged for 8 months in stainless steel.

Tasting Notes: Gold in colour with aromas of lemon, grapefruit and buttery toast. Apple, pineapple and lemon are spread over rich brioche notes. Bright acidity and a mineral core keep everything fresh, whilst lemon and a hint of ginger compliment the nutty finish. Easy drinking and easy to pair, a favourite summer sip.

100% Garganega
Soave Classico DOC
Italy
Estate Bottled by Inama Azienda Agricola
12% Alcohol
$12
Enjoy now thru 2018

A Trio of Light, White, Summer Sippers from La Fiera

These three refreshing [and budget friendly] wines pair great with summer activities and foods, and are very adept at hanging out on the porch or patio.

Estate: The Botter family has been producing wines under environmentally friendly practices since 1928. Today, the company is managed by the family’s third generation and specializes in wines of the Veneto region of northern Italy. With its association with fairs, the carousel has been the symbol of the Botter family for centuries. The name La Fiera, translates to “The Fair” and refers to the medieval riding fairs in northern Italy. Fairs took place in royal courts and featured lavishly decorated horses and highly skilled riders performing synchronized formations. The carousal with its wooden horses on a rotating platform was developed to replicate the riders at these fairs.

La Fiera Moscato Terre Siciliane IGT 2016
Tasting Notes: Pale gold in colour with friendly aromas of honeysuckle, pineapple, grapefruit and a hint of fresh cut grass. Subtle lemon and a savory streak highlight lush tropical fruits and honeysuckle flavours abounding in each fizzy sip. Sweet, but not cloying thanks to the underlying fresh acidity. Bright and fun, fantastic on its own or with light snacks.

Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: Enjoy simply as a sipper or paired with light cuisine and desserts.

100% Moscato
10.5% Alcohol
$8 [average price]

La Fiera Soave DOC 2015
Tasting Notes: Light gold in colour with sunny aromas of wildflowers and pineapple. Light apple, melon and pear flavours harmonize with floral elements, citrus fruit and minerals comprise the smooth, clean finish. Very easy drinking, great on its own, especially as a first glass [or aperitif] and with light, summery dishes.

Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: Salads, roasted vegetables, seafood.

80% Garganega, 10% Trebbiano, 10% Chardonnay
12% Alcohol
$8 [average price]

La Fiera Pinot Grigio Veneto IGT 2016
Tasting Notes: Pale gold in colour with aromas of pear and lemon, along with a floral trace. Yellow apple and pear are backed by food friendly acidity, a light zip of grapefruit and minerals energizes the dry, crisp finish. A friendly, versatile wine for the table.

Pairing Suggestions from the Winery: Salads, grilled chicken, seafood, mushroom based dishes, soft cheese, pastas in cream or olive oil.

100% Pinot Grigio
12% Alcohol
$8 [average price]

 

Samples submitted for review purpose.