Tenuta La Vigna, Vernaccia San Gimignano, Italy 2017
Vernaccia di San Gimignano is one of Italy’s most ancient white wines and has a long line of illustrious fans stretching all the way back to the Middle Ages. Among them many a Pope, and some hefty literary figures too – Chaucer, Dante and Deschamps to name drop a few.
Tenuta La Vigna specialise in its production and with two enthusiastic young cousins now at the helm, the estate has started to win particular praise for the unoaked, minerally style of Vernaccia that they produce.
The 2017 here is a superlative example: fresh and minerally with a creamy texture, citrus fruit and floral notes that reflect the wild flowers that dot the local landscape, it is delicious in that zesty but restrained and elegant style that you often find in Italian whites, and a very good buy for this price.
Offered: July 2018
Drinking window: 2018 – 2020.
Food matching: Excellent as an aperitif or seafood dishes. Also a winner with a salty Pecorino cheese.