Blend: 100% Vernaccia
Fermentation: The free-run must, which expresses the terrific elegance and finesse of the varietal. The must flows naturally from the grapes that break because of the pressure of those above them in the press. It ferments in steel and ages long on the lees to gain roundness and persistence.
Food-Wine Pairings: The most elegant expression of Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Well suited to delicate dishes with cream sauces, steamed fish, and delicate fish such as sole, whiting, or brook trout. Perfect with fish mousse or soufflé, and white meats including chicken breast, turkey breast, or milk-fed veal.
Enticing scents of Spanish broom, citrus blossom, aromatic herb, baked bread and mature orchard fruit emerge on this elegantly structured white. The rounded savory palate shows a nice depth of flavors, including ripe yellow apple, peach, toasted almond and lemon drop. A flinty mineral vein wraps around the lingering finish while bright acidity provides balance.
Score: 91 points -- Wine Enthusiast