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Vigneto du Lot Soave Classico

SOAVE CLASSICO D.O.C.

Type | white

Grapes | Garganega

Impressions

Intense and powerful nose that varies towards nectar of field flowers such as camomile, elderflower, iris. On the palate the wine shows excellent structure and weight: ripe fruit with a finish of almond and vanilla.

The wine

This wine comes from a single vineyard, whose vines grafted on the old Rupestris Du Lot rootstock produce a grape with more concentration.
Extremely complex Soave Classico with a great character.
A touch of new barriques, well integrated, raises it to a contemporary dimension and enhances its personality.
The vineyard is in the Classic area, on the Monte Foscarino: Basaltic-volcanic soil and southwest exposure of the vines.

Characteristics

100% Garganega: this variety was introduced in the Classic area 2,000 years ago by the Romans.
Selection of the most concentrated grapes coming from the vineyards with southwest exposure.
Fermentation in 30% new barriques and 70% not new. Then it stays on the lees 6 months with batonnage every 6 weeks. Then fining for 6 months in stainless steel vats on the fine lees.

Combinations

Pairs with many dishes with intense flavor, such as scallop and shellfish, and Asian recipes, such as tempura.
With local tradition dishes: Linguine with scampi, spaghetti with bottarga, bigoli with sardine or duck, risotto with saffron (alla Milansese ).
With vegetables: Ratatouille, peperonata, eggplant parmigiana

Label

The label on this bottle is the same as on VIGNETI DI FOSCARINO with the heads in colour. The colour varies from year to year.

higHlights

Vigneto Du Lot 2016
93 pt. Robert Parker,
93 pt. James Suckling,
93 pt. Falstaff,
90 pt. Wine Spectator,
92+ pt. Wein Plus

Vigneto Du Lot 2015
93 pt. James Suckling,
92 pt. Antonio Galloni

Vigneto Du Lot 2014 
94 pt. James Suckling, 
89 pt. Wine spectator

Vigneto Du Lot 2013
92 pt. Robert Parker,
91 pt. James Suckling, 
17 pt. Jancis robinson,
selected by BCE european central bank

Vigneto du Lot 2011
93 p. James Suckling
92 p. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Vigneto du Lot 2010
94 p. James Suckling
92 p. Antonio Galloni’s Vinous

Vigneto du Lot 2009
92 p. Wine Enthusiast – 2011 Wine Enthusiast Best Buying Guide ranking 80/100