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|Drinking window: Drink between 2012 and 2013 (based on 3 user opinions)|
|Community Tasting History|
Community Tasting Notes (average 21 notes) - and median of 87 pts. in hiding notes with no text
| ||Tasted by StewartWent on 11/17/2013 & rated 87 points: Not a lot different to the April tasting but I was more taken on this occasion. Sweet chalk, light acid and lemon is all quite friendly if a fraction simple. Will live a little longer. (1251 views)|
| ||Tasted by StewartWent on 4/28/2013 & rated 86 points: Pretty much in line with the previous note. Very accessible with soft minerals, acid and lemon. Not a flag bearer for the Soave movement but a pleasant drink all the same. (1751 views)|
| ||Tasted by StewartWent on 1/18/2013 & rated 87 points: Not quite what I expected, but then again did I really know what I was expecting. Plush for the grape and almost fat as it warms up. Sweet stones and talcum powder early but this really broadens. Soft and easy but a little short , perhaps suggesting it's getting on a touch. (2125 views)|
| ||Tasted by chatters on 12/30/2012: Colour: medium lemon|
Nose: Developing, clean, medium intensity, almonds, lemon, cream/yoghurt - lees? Slight green apple
Mouth: Juicky pear, lemon citrus, almonds, medium plus body, medium finish.
good (2259 views)
| ||Tasted by chatters on 12/29/2012: Nose: cream, almond - almost marzipan - but not sweet, touches of green apple, slight subdued medicinal herbs and a slaty minerality.|
Mouth: Quite savoury and neutral, still that nutty note but it is, for me, more about mouth feel which is large and round and filling underpinned by slight lees tones and a touch of bitterness that is not unpleasant or unduly obtrusive. The finish carries this body and flavour anonymity for quite a while...
Nice (1360 views)
| ||Tasted by RussK on 10/5/2012 & rated 90 points: Russk CDC at Brio. Nice easy. Round and slightly viscous in the finish. 90-. (670 views)|
| ||Tasted by dsasso on 9/18/2012 & rated 82 points: A bit of a disconnect between nose and mouth. Good flavor nonetheless. Dry. (654 views)|
| ||Tasted by df1962 on 6/28/2012: Tasty would buy again no formal notes. (2221 views)|
| ||Tasted by pjaines on 5/7/2012: Great producer of Soave - this one lives up to the previous wines. Lots of pineapple, white flowers and minerals tempered with a cool, reserved style. Good balance between the sweet, full fruit and the cool minerality. Excellent as always. (2225 views)|
| ||Tasted by suzanna9452000 on 4/14/2012 & rated 90 points: Clear medium lemon-yellow in the glass. Nose of citrus and apple with some spice and flowers. In the mouth: gentle citrus, apple, peach, spice; nice mineral component running through with good acidity and lush mouthfeel. Honey coming out on the long finish. Nice complexity and balance; very good value at under $18. (1520 views)|
| ||Tasted by KSWinegeek on 4/14/2012 & rated 90 points: This delightful Italian white wine is made of 100% Garganega grapes grown from very old vines in the Soave Classico region between Venice and Verona. Light yellow in color; this dry, medium -bodied wine has a grapefruit nose with citrus and green apple on the palate. Rich, balanced with a nice mouth-feel, this wine is delicious alone as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to white fish. Should be Ideal summer patio sipper. Nice acidity and 12% alcohol. (1840 views)|
| ||Tasted by nzinkgraf on 3/20/2012: Dalla Terra Seminar; 3/18/2012-3/20/2012 (Milwaukee Athletic Club): Romans brought Garganega with them. Very long clusters. Soave is home to some very volcanic soils. (1723 views)|
| ||Tasted by dbarco on 1/21/2012 & rated 90 points: I agree w Tanzer - "very well done". (1497 views)|
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|By Antonio Galloni|
Vinous, Northern Italy: Alto Adige, Friuli, Veneto (Feb 2011)
(Inama Soave Classico Vin Soave) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Richard Hemming|
(Inama, Superiore Soave Classico White) Subscribe to see review text.
|By Ian D'Agata|
Vinous, September/October 2011, IWC Issue #158
(Inama Soave Classico) Subscribe to see review text.
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History and Tradition
The first human settlements of the lagoon and the surrounding areas maintained a simple social structure until the arrival of the Romans in the second century B.C. who divided the land into parcels of about 4,800 square meters and distributed those tracts among the locals to be cultivated.
The Romans founded the cities of Verona, Vicenza, and Padova, and named what was then the 10th imperial region, Venetia. Both the Veneto region and the province of Venice (Venezia in Italian) derive their names from the original Latin name of the area. The precursor of the city of Venice that we know today was founded during the Middle Ages when the locals escaped the barbaric invasions that followed the decline of the Roman Empire by taking refuge in coastal areas, islands, and the lagoon’s marshland.
The Venetian trade routes that connected Europe with Asia brought great wealth and general prosperity to the region. In many provinces, especially around Treviso, mulberry cultivation and the breeding of silkworms imported from China brought more affluence and prestige to local residents. With money pouring in from all quarters, Venice began its great building projects, chief among them creating the lagoon and canal infrastructure and systems still enjoyed and used today.
Between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th centuries following the opening of the Suez Canal, Venice once again became an important port city. Foreign investment financed the creation of the industrial infrastructure of Porto Marghera and freed the port of Venice from the burden of commercial navigation. Improved communications technology has allowed the rest of Italy and the world beyond closer ties to Venice, and has contributed to making Venice into an incomparable tourist destination.
The long period of power and splendor that blessed Venice encouraged the highest quality creations by local artisans. The ongoing request for jewelry, precious fabrics, lace, glass, wood and ceramic products by the noble Venetians shaped the development of typical stores along the narrow calli (streets) of Venice as well as factories both inland and on the lagoon islands. Up to today, popular tourist destinations are the Murano and Burano islands, famed for their glasswork and needlepoint products.
Veneto is among the foremost wine-producing regions, both for quality and quantity. The region counts over 20 DOC zones and a variety of sub-categories, many of its wines, both dry and Spumanti, are internationally known and appreciated.
The three most well known DOCs are Bardolino, from the town with the same name and surrounding the shores of Garda Lake, Valpolicella, and Soave. Other noteworthy wines produced here are the white Bianco di Custoza, the excellent sparkling Prosecco, the Breganze, and the Amarone (a rich and powerful red from the Verona province). If you travel to the Treviso area, look for the little-known Clinton, a wine that is banned from distribution because it does not conform to the DOC standards, but is produced in limited quantities for local consumption.
The importance of winemaking in this region is underscored by the creation in 1885 of the very first Italian school for vine growing and oenology. In addition, Veneto was the first region to constitute the first strada del vino or "wine road". This first wine-touring road featured special road signs providing information on vines and the wines they were made into and joined the Valdobbiadene and Conegliano DOC zones crossing a series of hilly vineyards.
The most appreciated wines in the region come from the provinces of Treviso, Verona, Padova, Venice, and Vicenza. The area around Verona, with its temperate climate and hilly surrounding, is believed to have cultivated grapes since the Bronze Age.
Soave Classico Geography on weinlagen-info