Vernaccia di San Gimignano “Tradizionale”, Montenidoli, Italy 2014
Winemaker Elisabetta Fagiuoli is the living metaphor of her land, and she greets you, as the land welcomes you, with a smile that displays her joy in providing hospitality. She shares her vision of the world, and impresses with a quiet strength that sustains her winemaking. Everything about Elisabetta radiates poetry, a deep sense of tradition and spiritual feeling for the land. The land is in her blood, thanks to her family, who cultivated vines and olive trees in Custoza, not far from Verona, since the 1700s, and also thanks to her childhood, spent wandering the vineyards of Valpolicella.
The Tradizionale is straw-yellow, almost gold in colour, full-bodied with herbal and almondy perfumes. The palate gives wonderful rich notes of citrus, dried herbs, a slight nuttiness and great minerality leading to a dry, crisp aftertaste. Pair this wine with oysters, shrimp, vegetarian dishes or Mediterranean food and it will be magnificent.
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