Inama carmenerepui

Carmenére, "Più" 2012

Inama

Più’ means ‘more’ in Italian and there’s more than just Carmenere in this typical blend from the Colli Berici, a line of gently rolling volcanic hills in Italy’s north-east. Merlot is a civilising influence, the plumy accent and refined tannins marry well with a touch of French oak. The iron-rich clay soil over a limestone base is perfect for Bordeaux varieties and Carmenere, introduced in the 19th century, suffered from amnesia for decades. Cabernet Franc it most definitely is not – the soy sauce, cocoa and grainy tannins ought to have been unmistakeable.

Country:
Italy
Region:
Veneto
Appellation/ava:
Colli Berici
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
70% Carmenère, 30% Merlot
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
91

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Aging:
French barriques (12 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
7500

Reviews

  • "Very pretty carmenere with dark berry, cherry and spice aromas and flavors. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a beautiful dried violet, dark berry and mineral aftertaste." (James Suckling)
  • "88 points. Inama's 2012 Carmenere Più opens to a blackish appearance and extremely dense concentration. The wine is almost totally impenetrable (although it only sees 12 months of neutral oak). A similar theme is offered on the bouquet thanks to aromas of prune, barbecue spice, mahogany and Teriyaki smoke. Yet, the mouthfeel is surprisingly supple and docile with soft tannins and luscious fruit flavors. This is a big, bold wine." (Wine Advocate)

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