Gini 'La Frosca' Soave Classico 2015
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 28394
Wine Enthusiast 94
"Hands down one of Italy's best whites, this boasts alluring white flower and yellow stone fruit scents. The enveloping, delicious palate delivers white peach, mature pear, ginger and lemon drop flavors. Fresh acidity brightens the creamy flavors while a mineral note energizes the finish."
James Suckling 93
"Electric acidity with dried apple, lemon rind and hints of papaya. Medium to full body, steely and mineral undertones. Flavorful finish. Vivid is the word. Drink now.
Publish Date: Friday, October 20, 2017"
Vinous Media 92
"Bright medium golden yellow. Apple, pear and peach on the rich nose and palate. Tactile and rich, this conveys a strong sense of extract and of ageworthiness; the rich and ripe tropical fruit flavors build and linger nicely on the suave, concentrated back end.
-- Ian D'Agata"
The historical Froscà cru, planted in 1955, is a 6ha plot planted in calcareous and tuffaceous (volcanic) soils, which impart a character that is completely unique to this bottling. The juice goes through a soft pressing and immediate cooling of the must. Alcoholic fermentation and aging (on the lees) takes place in both stainless steel and small oak casks (228 L). 1666 cases produced.
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: Certified organic. Earth’s natural cycles are respected (for example vines are pruned according to the moon phases). No insecticides are used. Only manure is used as fertilizer. 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).
Farming Practice:Certified Organic
Posted by Janice on 4/19/19 [Verified]
a perfect and perfectly delicious Soave
Posted by James on 3/4/19 [Verified]
wonderful Italian white - Top of the line Soave, a region that still does not receive the attention it should. Should age nicely for at least 5 years.
Posted by Stanley on 12/8/18 [Verified]
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