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Gini 'La Frosca' Garganega 2011
Wine Advocate 90
"The 2011 Soave Classico La Frosca shows greater momentum and intensity, with bold tones of apricot and yellow rose. That extra year of bottle aging has added increased complexity and finesse. Drink 2014-2018.

Sandro Gini is one of the most talented winemakers in the Soave Classico zone and his phenomenal vineyards in the Salvarenza cru of Monteforte d’Alpone boast dark, volcanic soils that shape his elegant white wines. Farming is organic and the following ... read more
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Size:750mL (wine)
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#15398
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Wine Advocate 90
"The 2011 Soave Classico La Frosca shows greater momentum and intensity, with bold tones of apricot and yellow rose. That extra year of bottle aging has added increased complexity and finesse. Drink 2014-2018.

Sandro Gini is one of the most talented winemakers in the Soave Classico zone and his phenomenal vineyards in the Salvarenza cru of Monteforte d’Alpone boast dark, volcanic soils that shape his elegant white wines. Farming is organic and the following wines are all 100% expression of Garganega." ~ ML

Wine Spectator 90
"Subtle notes of poached peach, almond and honey mix with salted butter and biscuit hints in this structured Soave. The fresh finish echoes mineral-tinged smoke and fleur de sel accents. Drink now through 2018. 2,000 cases made. " ~ AN


" 100% Garganega, This wine takes it's name from the homonymous hillside known as "La Frosca".
Straw colour with green-gold reflections, the bouquet is elegant and complex with mineral notes. Decisive and velvety flavor, with great balance.

Vineyard age (year of planting):
Garganega: 1955

Soil type: Mixed part calcarous, part tufaceous
Exposure: South-East

Vinification and ageing: Soft pressing and immediate cooling of must. Alcoholic fermentation with temperature control part in stainless steel and part in wood. The wine remains on the lees part in stainless steel tanks and part in small oak casks (228 lts capacity) " ~ Winery notes
About Gini
"These Soaves embarrass most of the industrial swill that emerges from this region." –Robert Parker

The Gini family has roots in the Soave Classico region dating from the eighteenth century, and owns 25 hectares of vineyards situated on the very best hillside position of the appellation. Extremely low yields, low-interference viticulture, and devoted attention to expression of the particular crus results in wines that are not only among the greatest Soaves but also among the great white wines of all Italy. Olinto Gini and sons Sandro and Claudio have now finally completed their beautiful new cellar, which extends deep into the rocky and tufaceous hillside of Monteforte d'Alpone, thus providing optimal natural temperature and humidity control.

Both tradition and the modern are reflected at Gini. The hand-harvested Soave Classicos are 100% Garganega, though many in the zone blend in other varietals to compensate for shortcomings of less-than perfect grapes. Both the Soave Classico and the single-vineyard "La Frosca" (which received 90 pts from Tanzer for the 2006 vintage, and three glasses in the 2008 Gambero Rosso guide) are vinified in stainless steel. The rich, concentrated "Salvarenza", from a tiny plot of 80-year-old vines within the La Frosca vineyard, is matured in barriques (92 pts Tanzer for the 2005 vintage.) The Re Nobilis is a rare representative of a botrytized style Recioto, northern Italy's version of a German TBA, while the Recioto Col Foscarin is a delightful desert wine, also great with cheese.

Vineyard Practices: At the estate, "natural agriculture" is carried out – Gini is certified organic. The vines maintain a low production and adhere to biodynamic standards (pruning occurs in accordance with the moon's phases). Integrated insect and disease control is followed. Insecticides are not used. Copper and sulfur-based products control fungus and manure fertilizes the soil. Spontaneous cover crops (grass cover) are left between the rows of vines, the grass cover is mowed and the turf is left in place (the soil is not tilled). Very low doses of SO2 are added to the wine only after fermentation and before bottling in order to preserve the product.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic
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