2016 Gini Soave Classico Contrada Salvarenza Vecchie Vigne (750ml)

Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy

B-21 Top Recommendation
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Four centuries of grape growing and winemaking, the Gini family continues to produce some of the most compelling wines of the Veneto. Their top bottlings come from holdings in the Cru Frosca, one of the most characteristic and historic Crus of Soave Classico. Frosca is distinguished by its combination of volcanic soils and limestone outcroppings. Within the Frosca Cru, is the ancient vineyard (Contrada) Salvarenza, comprised of vines 80 to 160 years of age. Purchased in 1852, the vines in Contrada Salvarenza average 80 years old, a third exceed 100 years old and some as old as 160 years. Incredibly rare are the ungrafted vines which existed pre-phylloxera – that is prior to the epidemic that decimated most of European vineyards during the late nineteenth century.


Aromas of Spanish broom, acacia and yellow stone fruit mingle with whiffs of hazelnut on this stunning white. Elegantly structured, the radiant palate has depth and complexity thanks to volcanic soils and 100-year-old vines, delivering apricot, ripe pear and tangy mineral notes evoking oyster shell before a white-almond finish. Hold for even more complexity. Drink through 2026.

96 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Aug 2020)

#17 - Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2020

A beautiful and rich white with lots of cooked apples and pears, minerals and hints of honey. Full-bodied, creamy and fruity. Lovely finish. This is always a top white. Drink or hold.

94 points, James Suckling (Jul 2020)


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