2013 Inama Vin Soave Classico $15.99

Nestled in the hills of Verona, the Soave region of Italy produces some amazing wines. I have always been a fan of Soaves, finding them a nice alternative when I get stuck in a rut with Italian whites. Comprised of at least 70 percent Garganega, the classification allows the option of adding in Pinot Bianco, Trebbiano di Soave and Chardonnay. The designation of Classico zones can add to the versatility of Soaves, as they tend to have a little more body. This particular Inama Classico is a delicious example of what the wines can be. Produced organically, it’s loaded with floral elegance on the nose, with touches of white peach. On the palate, it's smooth and full with a hint of wet stone. The finish is gentle and soft without losing a single element of elegance. The region of Soave tends to get misty in the autumn due to surrounding rivers; this wine reminds me of how it might feel to be there in the fall. As far as food pairings go, it would be perfect with seafood, chicken or fish—the simpler the better, to let the wine shine. We drank it with baked salmon and a simple green salad tossed lightly in olive oil. It begged for a second glass.