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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.

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Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Nicchiaio 2016 Product #32981 (In Stock)
Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Nicchiaio 2016 Poggio Alloro Vernaccia Nicchiaio 2016

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.

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Montenidoli Fiore Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2016 Product #33082 (In Stock)
Montenidoli Fiore Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2016 Montenidoli Fiore Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2016

One of Tuscany's finest white wines, Elisabetta Fagiuoli's Vernaccia di San Gimignano regularly tops critics' ratings of wines from this often overlooked white DOCGs.  The 2016 edition has yet to be reviewed, but the 91 point write-up from Wine Advocate below for the 2015 hints at the wonderfulness you're going to taste in the even better 2016 vintage. 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.  And it's hard to believe any are better than this!

"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 (for 2015 vintage)

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