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Inama Carmenere Oratorio S Lorenzo 2009

Inama Carmenere Oratorio S Lorenzo 750ml 2009    
Sku: 1830232*

Founded in 1960 by Giuseppe Inama, this 74 acre estate is located in Monte Foscarino, the heart of the Soave Classico region in Italy. Each vineyard imparts a unique element to the blend; the volcanic soil of Classico lends floral aromas and minerality, and the soils found in Colli Berici contribute depth and structure. The terra rossa soil of this sub-appellation are particularly well suited to growing Bordeaux blends and was the first region in Italy to plant Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenere. In 1992, Giuseppe handed the reins to his son Stefano who carries on his father’s legacy of minimalist intervention in the vineyards and in the cellar. The grapes are hand-picked and briefly macerated on their skins. After a gentle pressing, the musts are naturally cold settled. In order to preserve the aromas and varietal flavors, the wines are bottled with minimal fining or filtration. “We are organic in the way we grow wines, but don’t declare it”, says Stefano. “It is not a marketing tool: the quality of the wine is the marketing tool.”

Tasting notes
A deep, almost opaque red that presents concentrated aromas of black fruit, cocoa, pepper and soy. Tannins are ripe and soft, but enough to support the fruit and add structure to the generous finish.

Technical notes
(100% Carmenere). A selection of the best fruit from the Carmenere vineyard next to l’Oratorio di San Lorenzo in San Germano dei Berici. The wine was macerated and then fermented with cultured yeast for 14 days in upright stainless fermentors. Racked to French oak barriques (50% new) and aged for 18 months before filtration and bottling.

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Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Sub-Region: Veneto
Grape Varietal: Carmenere
Type: Still wine
 
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