Inama 'I Palchi' Foscarino Grande Cuvée 2021

Inama 'I Palchi' Foscarino Grande Cuvée 2021

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75cl * Vegan * 12.5% ABV * Soave Classico D.O.C, Veneto, Italy

“I Palchi” is a geographical term used to indicate a series of wide terraces, lined with pergolas of old Garganega vines, located on Monte Foscarino in the Soave Classico area. From these, since 2019, thanks to their optimum exposition and meticulous vineyard management, Inama have obtained a special selection of outstanding grapes. The Soave Classico produced here immediately revealed itself to be a unique wine, thus a new label was born - Foscarino Grande Cuvée.

The label itself shows a scientific study regarding the lunar eclipse: the Earth, situated at the centre between the Sun and the Moon, casts a cone of shadow that obscures its satellite. The image is taken from an engraving in Vol. XXXIV of the “Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure” (1764), a monthly publication on the arts and sciences printed in London, which sought to be both instructive and entertaining for “the gentry, merchants, farmers, and tradesmen alike”. In a historical context, 1764 is in the heart of the Enlightenment, a period in which man placed himself at the centre of the Universe, and was thirsty for knowledge. From a symbolic point of view, therefore, this label represents the progress of the Inama family: an intellectual process in search of the maximum expression of Soave, as well as of a new level of purity.

Elegance is the defining characteristic of this wine. The “I Palchi Soave Classico” captures the volcanic soil of this ancient grape-growing region with notes of mineral, stone fruit and flinty hints. Garganega confers floral complexity with notes of white flowers, chamomile, citrus. Drink with anything dusted with Parmesan, in particular risotto and asparagus or white fish and sushi. Serve at 8-10°C (i.e. remove from the fridge about half an hour before serving).

Drinking now to 2033.

"Wow. This is fantastic with mangoes, lemons, pears and hints of vanilla. Mineral, too. It's full-bodied with bright fruit and a vivid finish. Lots of minerals. A selection of the best grapes of Inama in the grand cru Foscarino. Much less use of barrels than in the past with large cask and stainless. Superb. Drink or hold." 97 points, James Suckling, Top 100 Wines of Italy 2023

"The 2021 Soave Classico Foscarino Grand Cuvee I Palchi is what they describe as the most representative goal for this wine. Made with 100% Garganega, this wine is beautifully textured and fresh, almost crunchy, and very detailed across with peach, honeydew melon, exotic fruit and crushed oyster shell." 94+ points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate