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Montenidoli Fiore Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2015 Product #32931 (In Stock)
Montenidoli Fiore Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2015 Montenidoli Fiore Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2015

There's a nice review from Wine Advocate here, but it only hints at the excitement we felt on tasting Elisabetta Fagiuoli's stunning and crazy good Vernaccia.  Because we simply had no idea that Tuscany's most important white grape could make wine this fantastically good.  There's a Riesling-like character to the minerality and core of ripe green apple and stone fruit and then Sancerre-like minerality, cut and vibrancy.  In all the years Wine Advocate has reviewed Italian wines, only 17 Vernaccia Di San Gimignano have earned higher ratings.  And Elisabetta made about a third of those.  You really need to try this wine!

"The 2015 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore offers steady and clean aromas of saffron, white peach and juicy Golden Delicious apple. Delicate notes of crushed flint and granite fill in the rear. This is a clean and refreshing wine but it also offers the complexity and layering that distinguishes this specific wine within a group of peers. Winemaking is simple: it is fermented in stainless steel and goes directly into bottle with no oak contact."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Montenidoli Toscana Rosso Sono Montenidoli 2015 Product #32932 (In Stock)
Montenidoli Toscana Rosso Sono Montenidoli 2015 Montenidoli Toscana Rosso Sono Montenidoli 2015

One of Tuscany's most famed estates - but only in Italy and mainly among the lucky few who met the late Sergio Muratori and Elisabetta Fagiuoli, Sergio's very much alive cofounder and creator of Montenidoli in the Chianti hills not far from San Gimignano.  The 24ha acres of vines are nestled into 250ha of woodlands, rising from ancient seabed soils at the base to blood-red, iron-rich, remnants of the Triassic period at the top of the hill.  These are the oldest soils in Tuscany and the only place they are planted to vine.

Elisabetta's Sangiovese grows naturally (only a little copper or sulfur as needed) in the poor red soils, ripening stunning cherry and strawberry fruit flavors while sucking up and sharing layer up on layer of iron ore minerality.  Aging a year in neutral oak gives the wine some roundness, but the tannins here are still classically firm and mouthcoating - the kind of big mouthful of tannin that's satisfying and mouthwatering, not hard or bitter.  The wine's delicious and rare and priced far, far, below its value.  Try it.

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