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Montenidoli "Carato" Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, 2015

$39.00
Montenidoli "Carato" Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, 2015

Montenidoli "Carato" Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, 2015

$39.00
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100% Vernaccia. An Icon of traditional Tuscan winemaking, Montenidoli has produced Vernaccia based whites for decades, that completely transcend the category. Elisabetta Fagiuoli is to Vernaccia what Eduardo Valentini was to Trebbiano. Organically farmed since the sixties, Elisabetta's Montenidoli estate is the mother of the movement back towards sustainable viticulture in Italy. Her estate is high on the mountain just west of the town and the vineyards are perfectly exposed, meticulously farmed and totally buffered from the outside world. Believe it or not, the soils even at this altitude, are former sea floor beds thrust up during ancient times. The size of the remaining undisturbed mollusk shells is absolutely "Jurassic", while those that have broken down have given the distincly gray soil the necessary calcareous content so necessary for the development of complex aromatics in white wines.

Rarely does the confluence of natural conditions converge on one spot so favorably for the production of world class wine. White wines as far back as 1982 were tasted in Jan 2005 (It was in fact the Vin Brusco Treb/Malvasia Blend) and are still fruity! Not what is expected from Tuscan white wine but this stuff is unique! The reds are equally loaded with personality that is unique to Montenidoli's special location and soils.

PAIR WITH SLOW ROASTED PORK.