Soave Classico is the hilly area where vineyards were planted during Roman times. It is uniquely suited for developing white wine with its volcanic soil: pure basaltic lava, the only area with these particular characteristics in Italy.
The area was originally planted with the ancient “Graecanicum” (coming from Greece) variety. This name was then transformed into “Garganega” in the local dialect.
During the ‘60s Giuseppe Inama, the estate’s founder, began purchasing small plots of vineyards in the heart of the Soave Classico. His idea was to assemble only top quality vineyards of old-vine Garganega, and fashion from them a wine capable of restoring Soave’s reputation.
Today this property sits on 30 hectares.
The Soave Classico is a volcanic area, characterized by the presence of mafic and ultramafic rocks. It dates back to 30 million years ago (Upper Paleocene – Lower Oligocene).
The Monte Foscarino, as well as the area surrounding it, present a variety of soil: they go from basaltic lava, to volcanic tuffs, to the so-called “orizzonti rossi” (red clays formed by volcanic rocks alterations).