Crushed stone and flowers, underbrush and pear transform in the glass becoming more floral over time as the 2020 Soave Classico I Palchi Foscarino Grande Cuvée slowly unfolds. This is silky-smooth, with a balanced and attractive sweetness and juicy acids that motivate the ripe apple and green melon within. That’s when the minerality comes forward, mixing with pretty inner florals and gingery spice through the long and structured finale. This could emerge as a masterpiece. In 2020, the Foscarino Grande Cuvée was matured all in thirty-five-hectoliter casks. This was tasted from a tank sample.
Barrel Sample: 93-95
95pts James Suckling
Very ripe, yet discreet and so mineral and punchy, almost like smelling a wet rock. Bone-dry and crisp, yet elegant and textured. Really attractive and subtle with a linear, mineral finish. Delicious now, but will hold, too.
It opens fresh, mineral, deep, with fragrant field flower notes (chamomile, elderflower, iris). On the palate is rich, complex and multilayered with an almond finish. With the passing of time, these notes transform into even more complex aromas of pollens and dried flowers.