2020 Gini Soave Classico
100% Certified Organic Gargenega from a minimum of 70-year-old vines planted to volcanic soil. All fruit is hand harvested then fermented and aged in stainless steel. The wine spends 6 months on lees before bottling. Medium bodied, fruity, fresh, balanced -- This is what Soave should be!
Tasting Notes: Aromas of ripe orchard fruit and pressed wild flower lead the nose. The palate is medium-bodied with a silky texture, plenty of fruit, and savory spice. Flavors of white peach, red Bartlett pear and almond finish with a tangy mineral lift. Forget everything else, this dangerously-drinkable, everyday white might be the best wine in the store.
92 points, James Suckling. "Intriguing nose with notes of gooseberries and apples and a hint of tobacco-like spice. Medium-bodied with a silky texture, plenty of fruit and a light phenolic feel as it progresses. Leaves a slightly salty aftertaste. From organically grown grapes. Drink now."
92 points & Editor's Choice, Wine Enthusiast. "Hawthorn and orchard fruit aromas waft out of the glass along with delicate whiffs of botanical herbs. Creamy, crisp and savory, the elegant, dangerously drinkable palate delivers juicy white peach, grapefruit, slate and a spicy hint of ginger alongside tangy acidity. "
About Gini: 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 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” are vinified in stainless steel.