Vernaccia "Tradizionale," Montenidoli
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Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Vernaccia "Tradizionale," Montenidoli - 2022

Item # 22697 750mL

Following local tradition, the must macerates long on the skins before fermenting to capture the character and the flavors of the land. This white is round and complex, with hints of licorice and fennel.

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Staff Pick Notes

Ohhhhohoho baby. Yes, I’m smitten. Usually I start with some nerdy backstory about appellations and varietal characteristics… uh, nope. This time it’s just giggles and gaping "m'aws." This wine is everything that can go right with prolonged skin contact. Vernaccia from San Gimignano is not strictly a white grape: its golden hue is damasked with pink. When macerated at length, the skins imbue this brightly acidic wine with a body and depth of flavor that is absolutely glorious. Cannabis, musk, candied lemon peel, almonds, hay are just the beginning. Chill it, but don’t drink it ice cold. Pair it with everything from legumes to liver, but by golly give it a try.




When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh fruit and herbs, while Chianti Classico Riserva can be dark and brooding. The term “Super Tuscans”...

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