Gini 2017 Soave ClassicoRegular price £15
From the Gini family's steep vineyards in the Classico Soave zone, you can see the flatlands below where gallons of cheap, bulk Soave is mass-produced. The contrast is stark. Gini's wines, made from carefully-nurtured, long-established vines planted on these prime slopes, have a depth and elegance which puts them in a totally different league. Their entry-level 'Soave Classico' is full of ripe pear flavours, and a smoky, flinty complexity.
Mid gold. Chalk and flint with a hint of blanched almond. Ripe apple beneath. Good intensity of apple fruit, juicy acidity and some smoky tones. Some salinity, touch of gentle phenolics. Nice presence and length. Good value.
16 pointsTim Jackson MW, JancisRobinson.com, 21/03/2019