Medium gold color; lemon, citrus and flowers on the nose; yellow apple, lemon, pear, melon, almond, minerality, spice on the palate.
Dry; full body, rich fruit; medium body. Creamy and soft in the mouth. Bright acidity. No oak, fermented in stainless steel for a year, then held six months in bottle. Single vineyard, elegant expression of 100% garganega grape from old vines—40-plus years old, pergola trained. Balanced. Savory. Delightful finish; 12.5% ABV.
The winery is the work of three generations of the Inama family. Giuseppe Irnama began working as an enologist in 1948. In 1965 he purchased his first plot of land on Monte Foscarino (Verona Province, Veneto, Italy). In 1991, Giuseppe’s son, Stefano, joined the company and began the production of wine, including their soave—this label—the next year. The family moved into red wines and further expansion in the following years. In 2010, Stefano’s son, Matteo Inama, joined the management team, followed by Alessio and Luca Inama in 2017.
The Inama website asserts its mission: “1. We express the uniqueness of our land through expressive, and distinct wines. 2. Nature is sovereign, and in our wines we seek to express this essence. 3. Constant improvement is a difficult and continuous journey.” The website goes into significantly greater detail on their approach.
Inama Vigneti di Carbonare Soave Classico 2017 bright, smooth, tasty. Creamy easy drinker. Interesting banana note by the mid-palate. Pair with shellfish; appetizers and snack food; lean fish; vegetarian fare. $25-28