An Italian night with another Total Wine holiday purchase. The Vernaccia grape is a classic Italian white grape that, while it's popularity has waned, has seen a resurgence in drinkability lately. Vernaccia grown in San Gimignano, situated on lush hillside in Tuscany, was the first Italian wine to receive DOC status and eventually DOCG in 1993. The Vernaccia wine is typically dry, acidic, and slightly bitter. ~$15 | #totalwine #vernaccia #italianwhitewine
On the eyes: Light translucent straw yellow, starbright, no stain, light legs.
On the nose: Meyer lemon rind with hints of hay and bitter root vegetable. Med- alcohol.
On the tongue: Med acid, med- tannin, med- alcohol. Unripe lemon wrapped in a light herbaceous blanket with hints of oak yielding to a slightly bitter mineralty. Low complexity but the price point makes it worth it. — 4 years ago