Soave Classico, La Frosca, 2014


£136.00 for 12x75cl
4 cs, 9 btls

Contains Sulphites.

About Gini

The Gini family are owners of vineyards in the two Classico Grand Crus of Soave, La Frosca and Col Foscarin. The steep vineyard sites are a good vantage point to view the extensive planting on the less favourable flat lands below where much of the cheap non classico Soave is produced. The Estate’s wines, made exclusively from the high quality Garganega grape, really show the potential that this region has to produce stylish, complex and long-lived wine.

Appellation: Veneto

Now the largest wine-producing region in Italy, Veneto sits in the north-east of Italy stretching westward to Lake Garda and north to the Austrian border. Soave and Valpolicella are the regions two most important zones, but drastic enlargments of existing DOCs means that quality is not always assurred. Look for quality conscious growers such as Gini who use the single varietal Garganega rather than the other, permitted but somewhat neutral varieties.

Grape Type: Garganega

This is the classic white grape of Soave Classico and, being relatively low yielding contrary to the notorious Trebbiano, is the high quality grape of the region. From top hillside sites producers such as Gini make characterful wines bursting with crisp citrus and pear fruit, ageing and developing nicely in bottle with hints of peach, honeydew melon and almond coming through.