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Gini Soave Classico 2019 375ml
Tom Hyland 93

Vinous Media 89
"The 2019 Soave Classico is fruit-forward and fresh, with crushed yellow apples and honeyed white florals lifting from the glass. Its soft, verging on fleshy at times, while focused on purity, perfectly framed by saline-minerality. A hint of almond is contrasted by notes of lime and young mango that punctuate the expression nicely. This is very pretty and a fantastic value as well. -- Eric Guido"

The Wine
100% Garganega from a minimum ... read more
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Size:375mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:12.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#46172
Item Description
Tom Hyland 93

Vinous Media 89
"The 2019 Soave Classico is fruit-forward and fresh, with crushed yellow apples and honeyed white florals lifting from the glass. Its soft, verging on fleshy at times, while focused on purity, perfectly framed by saline-minerality. A hint of almond is contrasted by notes of lime and young mango that punctuate the expression nicely. This is very pretty and a fantastic value as well. -- Eric Guido"

The Wine
100% Garganega from a minimum of 70-year-old vines planted to volcanic soil
100% hand-harvested fruit
Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel
Ages on its lees in steel tanks for another six months before bottling
9000 cases are produced each year on average

The Estate
The Gini family has roots in the Soave Classico region dating from the seventh 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 expressing the unique character of each cru results in wines that are not only among the greatest Soaves but also among the great white wines of 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 dAlpone, 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 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. The Re Nobilis is a rare representative of a botrytized style Recioto, northern Italys version of a German TBA, while the Recioto Col Foscarin is a delightful desert wine, also great with cheese.

We also have the pleasure of introducing Ginis premiere vintages of Valpolicella reds, Valpolicella Superiore Le Mattoline and Amarone Valpolicella Riserva Scajari. First planted in 1991 at one of the highest reaches within the Valpolicella appellation, the Gini brothers started experimenting with various drying and winemaking approaches, striving for a level of freshness and elegance in a region where intensity and impact has always won out. The outcome is two stunning wines that not only showcase a purity of fruit, but also tell a vivid story of place.

Vineyard Practices: Certified organic. Earths 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
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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