Giuseppe Inama – Stefano’s father – began shrewdly acquiring parcels of vineyards in the heart of Soave Classico in the 1960s. Back then it was possible to do this out of one’s savings, such was the terrible reputation of Soave. Of course times change and through the pioneering work of Stefano, and others, the quality of Soave is no longer in question. These wines define an entire appellation. From the Tovi cuvee sourced exclusively from estate vineyards through Foscarino and Carbonare to I Palchi, a berry-by-berry selection only made in top vintages, Inama IS Soave Classico.
The mineral-rich volcanic soils are equally adept at crafting Sauvignon and the Vulcaia Fumé is a magnificent creature with a captivating nose of yellow plum, hints of pineapple, and a mineral edge all wrapped up in 30% new French oak, just what the tropical waxy fruit requires.
Of late, much attention has turned to the estate’s reds from the Colli Berici. Another prescient move by Stefano, this area is now recognised for its superb Bordeaux varietals. Bradisismo, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere, reflects Inama’s new approach to a global classic. Brad – as it’s known in the office – joins the Carmenere Piú and Carminium, both sourced from Europe’s largest Carmenere vineyard. Stephane Derenencourt consults and his subtle hand can be seen in silky tannins and complex aromatics.
Carmenere Veneto IGT 'Piu'
Colli Berici DOC 'Carminium'
Veneto Rosso Veneto IGT 'Bradisismo'
Soave Classico DOC 'Campo dei Tovi'
Soave Classico DOC 'Vigneti di Foscarino'
Sauvignon Veneto IGT 'Vulcaia'
Soave Classico DOC Foscarino Grande Cuvee 'I Palchi'