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Montenidoli Vinbrusco** 750ml 2010
Sku: 48910
5 million years ago, Montenidoli, ‘the mountain of little nests,’ was covered by the shallow waters of the Ligurian Sea. Here, marine sediments created fine, chalky limestone sand, per ...more
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Country: Italy
Type: Still wine
 
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5 million years ago, Montenidoli, ‘the mountain of little nests,’ was covered by the shallow waters of the Ligurian Sea. Here, marine sediments created fine, chalky limestone sand, perfect for white wine. The historic estate, Montenidoli, famed for Vernaccia di San Gimignano, is still run, and the wine still made by the 79-year-old living legend Elisabetta Fagiuoli, named 2015 Winemaker of the Year by the Italian Federation of Independent Winemakers. But this wine is made from the free-run must of Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes, not Vernaccia, it’s the ‘brusco’ wine traditionally drunk by the farmers of San Gimignano. It ferments in steel and ages on its fine sediments to acquire body and softness. Dark, straw-yellow; intense apple, pear, almond, herb nuances; rich and smooth; a lovely mineral tang; a concentrated and refreshing saline note on the finish, perfect with Tuscan dishes and vegetarian foods, it softens the spice of Indian foods and the fire of Mexican, and plays well with saffron and Thai flavors also.