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Simone Santini Le Calcinaie Vernaccia di San Gimignano Organic 2022 750ml

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Lemon peel, orchard fruit and white flowers are all beautifully delineated in this super-expressive_read more

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Wine Information:

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub-Region:

Appellation: Vernaccia di San Gimignano

Variety: Vernaccia

Type: Whites

Size: 750ml

 

Le Calcinaie's 2022 Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a bright, crisp dry white to drink now and over the next few years. Lemon peel, orchard fruit and white flowers are all beautifully delineated in this super-expressive, vibrant white. The 2020 offers a captivating balance of aromatics, fruit and structure, with light tropical notes."

100 Vernaccia grown in sandy soils at an elevation of 250m. Fermented in steel vats at 16C for 2-3 weeks, followed by aging on the lees until the following spring.

Simone Santini enjoys nothing more than a good joke, though he is very serious about winemaking at his small estate, located near the famous town of San Gimignano. Le Calcinaie is one of San Gimignanos youngest wineries. It was founded in 1987 by Santini and in less than no time he transformed it into one of the regions best newcomers. He started with 6 hectares but has now grown to 12 hectares covered with vines. The vines have perfect exposure and are beautifully tended. Classic Vernaccia with good structure, balance and charm is produced here, as well as a great-value Chianti.

Vineyard Practices: This winery is certified Organic by ICEA: The Italian Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic

Vinous Media 90 Points: The 2022 Vernaccia di San Gimignano is terrific. Rich and layered, with plenty of vibrancy, the 2022 has plenty to recommend it. Lemon confit, white pepper, jasmine and lime open nicely. This is a pretty rich style, but it works. By Antonio Galloni on June 2023"