An important chapter in the history of Inama, which started in 1996, came to an end with the 2018 vintage of our popular wine “Vigneto Du Lot”, which sold out in the spring. However, during the 2018 harvest, we experimented with something completely new.
The weather that year provided ideal conditions for a great vintage, encouraging us to follow a new path: why not make a selection of the very best grapes? Early in the morning, with great care and patience, we searched for those perfect Garganega bunches in our vineyards and, one by one, like little gold nuggets, we selected, picked, and vinified them separately. The free – run juice they produced
immediately revealed a complexity and aromatic intensity we had never encountered previously. Following the style of Du Lot, we fermented in barriques, including a small proportion of new oak, then left the wine on its lees for 6 months, with bâtonnage every 3 weeks. A further 6 months’ maturation in stainless steel was followed by bottling. We used a bottle with a distinctive shape, as well as top-quality corks, selected and carefully controlled one by one. A commemorative label and individual carton for each bottle, in Inama’s typical neoclassical style, give added value to our project.
We are therefore now launching the 2018 Du Lot Collection, a small parcel of 3,239 bottles and 240 magnums, the maximum expression of our Soave Classico Du Lot.
The wine will be available from October 1st.