Italian Soave which means delightful, is not my perception in generall for wines from this area. Usually pretty mediocre wines with too much acid is in the back of my head. But as usual, there are the exceptions specially from Soave Classico and really skilled producers. When I last weekend cooked baked clams, I got a great confirmation of this fact.
Soave Classico comes from an area just east of Verona on higher-lying hills. The soil contains different proportion of limestone and volcanic rock which gives wines a nice minerality and purity.
Gini La Froscà 2010 for 17 Euro
Producer Gini has been operating as winemakers in Monteforte d'Alpone for more than 400 years. Today the property is headed by brothers Alessandro and Claudio Gini in a very creditable manner. The wine I tried called La Froscà and consists of 100% green grape Garganega. The grape can create wines with great structure, elegance and are sometimes supplemented with a small amount of Chardonnay.
The wine has a beautiful sunset color with lovely aromas of citrus, honey and minerals. Shades of citrus, herbs, honey, yellow plums, accompanied of elegant minerals and a subtle oiliness that covers the entire palate in a silky way. The flavor is enchanting good as "Lord of the ring" volcano reeking magic. If hobbits were supposed to produce wine in Italy, this would be their first wine pick.
Golf cap of to family Ginis honor, having produced a seafood wine that I would like to give to my dad up there in heaven.