2016 Gini Soave La Frosca (750ml)

Garganega from Soave, Veneto, Italy

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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.


Radiant and loaded with finesse, this stunning white opens with enticing scents of fragrant spring flower, acacia, white stone fruit and wild herb. The round, elegant palate is focused, precise and energetic, delivering peach, Bartlett pear, ginger and tangerine drop candy alongside bright acidity. It closes on a tangy mineral note evoking crushed oyster shell. A gorgeous wine. Drink through 2028.

95 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2019)

Luminous pale straw color. Intense aromas of almond paste, lime, white flowers and crushed rocks. Juicy and fresh, with extremely well-delineated pomaceous orchard and stone fruit flavors that are very pure and vibrant. A beautiful Soave Classico.

93 points, Ian D'Agata, Vinous (Jul 2019)

Electric acidity with dried apple, lemon rind and hints of papaya. Medium to full body, steely and mineral undertones. Flavorful finish. Vivid is the word. Drink now.

93 points, James Suckling (Oct 2017)

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%
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