2017 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Le Calcinaie

Colour
White
Producer
Tenuta le Calcinaie
Region
Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Italy
Grape
Vernaccia
Drinking
2018-2020
Case Size
12x75cl
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2017 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Le Calcinaie
Colour
White
Producer
Tenuta le Calcinaie
Region
Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Italy
Grape
Vernaccia
Drinking
2018-2020
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

In Bond
Case price

£108.22 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(10+ in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, May 2018

This is a glassful of pure joy. The 2017 from an organic vineyard in Tuscany captures the sunshine and salty freshness of great Vernaccia. It has an expressively aromatic nose, with a peach, lemon pith and white flower aroma. The palate has zesty freshness and energy. This estate has excelled in 2017.

Producer

Tenuta le Calcinaie

Tenuta Le Calcinaie is owned and run by one of the most delightful and passionate winemakers inall of Italy, Simone Santini. He produces exceptional Vernaccia from his estate that he purchased in 1984 and built up slowly to its first commercial release in 1993. Simone's vineyards are planted in a unique terroir. Richly laden with ancient sea fossils (similar to the soil in Chablis), these calcium-rich shells dissolve into the earth during rainstorms. This water is then absorbed by the vine adding a soft salinity to his whites. Extended lees maceration creates additional complexity and roundness. His use of stainless steel tanks on many of his wines ensures exceptional purity of fruit which is long lived and refreshing, yet full on the palate.

Region

Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Italy

San Gimignano is a picturesque medieval village whose sandstone towers rise boldly from the southern Tuscan hillsides. Unbeknown to countless tourists, it is surrounded by vines of which Vernaccia is the main grape variety. For many years, this distinctive grape had virtually fallen into oblivion, until 1966 when it became a DOC (and then a DOCG in 1993), saving it from possiblefuture extinction. Other varieties - Tuscan and international - can also be found in this upcomingarea.

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