The Bottles / The Reds

Oratorio di San Lorenzo

COLLI BERICI D.O.C. CARMENERE RISERVA

Type | red

Grapes | carmenere

Impressions

The grape, very ripe, generates a very intense and persistent flavor.
Deep nose of black berries, cocoa, pepper and other spices.
Authoritative in the mouth, it shows superb balance with ripe tannins and a round, generous finish of rare length.

Il Vino

The area of the Oratorio di San Lorenzo is a small valley surrounded by an unspoilt nature, a mystic place where monks lived in the past.

The first vintage of this wine, 2004, expresses already what we expected: the uniqueness of a grape (Carmenere) that in the Colli Berici produces emotions which cannot be repeated elsewhere.

The microclimate in this area is unique. The vineyard, is affected positively the influence of the adjacent forest, which gives organic substances like limestone and clay and gives origin to important temperature gaps. The area is often hot during the day and fresh at night.

The Carmenere has a unique story to tell: our most exclusive wine to present to customers.
In 2009 Inama launches the new DOC: “COLLI BERICI D.O.C. CARMENERE RISERVA” with the label Oratorio di San Lorenzo: Inama is the only winery to have a unique project on the Carmenere in Europe.

Caratteristiche

Carmenere.
Selection, only in the best vintages, of the best grapes in our Carmenere vineyard, at the Oratorio di San Lorenzo.
18 months in mostly new barriques.

Abbinamenti

Grilled or smoked pork, zampone (pigs’ trotters) and cotechino.
With local traditional dishes: Boiled meat and pearà, ossobuco with peas, polenta with sopressa vicentina DOC.
With vegetables: Pasta with beans.

Etichetta

The label represents the Oratorio di San Lorenzo, the church that looks out onto our vineyard of Carmenere. Projected into a dream-like dimension, the building takes on a broader significance: a dancer, balancing on a ball, turns her back on the church to face God, who offers her a heart. It is a juxtaposition between the sacred and the profane, of which wine is a metaphor. High up in the sky, the sun bathes the Oratorio, symbolizing the quest for perfect ripeness, key to our project with Carmenere.

higHlights

Oratorio di San Lorenzo 2018
95 pt. Falstaff
94 pt. James Suckling
94 pt. Wine Advocate
96+ pt. Eros Teboni
GOLD MEDAL Wine Hunter
Mention “Top Wine” Slow Wine 2024
4 Viti AIS premio Fero

Oratorio di San Lorenzo 2017
93 pt. Antonio Galloni’s Vinous
93 pt. James Suckling
93 pt. Falstaff
96 pt. Eros Teboni
GOLD MEDAL The Global Carmenere Masters 2023

Oratorio di San Lorenzo 2016
94 pt. Falstaff
93 pt. Wine Advocate
92 pt. Antonio Galloni’s Vinous
91 pt. James Suckling
17,5 pt. Jancis Robinson
95 pt. Eros Teboni – The Wine Journal
Mention “Top Wine” Slow Wine 2022
4 Viti AIS

Oratorio di San Lorenzo 2015
95 pt. Falstaff
93 pt. Robert Parker
91 pt. James Suckling
17 pt. Jancis Robinson