Inama Soave Classico Vigneti di Foscarino 2020
"Very ripe, yet discreet and so mineral and punchy, almost like smelling a wet rock. Bone-dry and crisp, yet elegant and textured. Really attractive and subtle with a linear, mineral finish. Delicious now, but will hold, too." James Suckling 95 points Drink 2023-30
The 2020 Soave Classico Foscarino opens with wet slate and smoke evolving into young pear and hints of lemon. This showcases ripe orchard fruits with a pretty inner sweetness balanced by its salty acidity. It remains saline through the finale, long and staining with penetrating ripe orchard fruits. In fact, this is more extroverted in style, yet streamlined and nervous in feel. It will be interesting to see how the 2020 Foscarino evolves once in bottle. Tasted from a tank sample.
Spring blossom, yellow stone fruit and toasted hazelnut aromas come to the forefront. Linear and elegant, the polished palate offers dried apricot, yellow pear and bitter almond before closing on a tangy mineral note suggesting saline.