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Gini 'Salvarenza' Soave Classico 2015
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Gini 'Salvarenza' Soave Classico 2015

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Wine Enthusiast 95
Cellar Selection
"Made with grapes from vines that are over 100 years old, this dazzling white opens with heady scents of yellow spring flowers, apricot, dried pineapple slice and toasted almond with a whiff of acacia honey. The focused palate delivers ripe yellow peach, mature yellow pear, lemon drop candy and white pepper alongside grilled herb and a mineral note of graphite. Fresh acidity keeps it young and tense. Drink now or hold for ... read more
Item ID: #31669
Shelf at store43d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Enthusiast 95
Cellar Selection
"Made with grapes from vines that are over 100 years old, this dazzling white opens with heady scents of yellow spring flowers, apricot, dried pineapple slice and toasted almond with a whiff of acacia honey. The focused palate delivers ripe yellow peach, mature yellow pear, lemon drop candy and white pepper alongside grilled herb and a mineral note of graphite. Fresh acidity keeps it young and tense. Drink now or hold for even more complexity. Best through 2025."

James Suckling 94
"A remarkably concentrated and intense Soave that is brimming with candied-citrus and tarte-au-citron character. Great creaminess on the palate, without a trace of heaviness and a long, delicate finish. Drink or hold.
Publish Date: Sunday, November 25, 2018"

Vinous Media 92+
"Bright golden-yellow. Late harvest Garganega nuances of honey, balsamic oils, and almond paste complicate bright yellow fruit and flower aromas and flavors. Hints of oaky spices add depth…rising on the long, suave back end.”


THE WINE
Salvarenza is a tiny sub-plot of the La Frosca Cru vineyard, blessed with 80 year old vines. The grapes are hand-harvested and then temperature-control fermented in oak cask of 228 liters. Malolactic fermentation and aging are also in oak: the wine rests on its lees for nine month before bottling. Aged six months in bottle prior to release.

THE WINERY
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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"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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