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Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2016 Product #32938 (In Stock)

We’ve been impressed by the Fioroni family’s last few Vernaccia releases, but the just arrived 2015 takes the deliciousness to new heights even as the price goes down! Since at least 1276, Tuscany’s Vernaccia grape has delivered whites of true character and refreshing zest.  Nearly wiped out by easier to grow, and higher yielding, Trebbiono and Malvasia in the mid-20th Century, Vernacchia was saved when Italy created Tuscany’s first (and only) white wine DOC for Vernacchia grown on the sandstone soils around the old city of San Gimignano.

This is a classic example, made from 100% Organic grapes harvested at optimum ripeness and allowed to become wine slowly, naturally, in neutral tank.  It’s wonderfully expressive on the nose, with generous aromas of peach, apricot, green apple, and herby wildflower.  Take a sip and you’ll love how it fills up your mouth with rich flavors of mid-summer stone fruit (peach, apricot, nectarine), Granny Smith apple, and tangerine zest.  The lip-smacking fresh finish makes this a great anytime sipper, but it will shine most brightly at table with fish, poultry, and cheese.

Regular Price (1) Price : $17.99/ea
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Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Nicchiaio 2015 Product #31024 (In Stock)
Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Nicchiaio 2015 Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Nicchiaio 2015

From vineyards in the shadow of the towers of San Gimignano, this is Vernacchia harvested a bit later and given more time on the lees in barrel than Poggio Alloro's "regular" bottling.  Rich, nutty, aromas of acacia flower and stone fruit lead to a palate at once rich and bright.  Layered flavors of sweet pear, apricot, toasted nut and a hint of herb honey are lifted by juicy acids and linger with a hint of mineral across a long, building, finish.

Note: this is a special-order wine. Filling orders for this wine typically takes 2-3 days.

Regular Price (1) Price : $21.99/ea
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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

Regular Price (1) Price : $26.99/ea
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