The Bolgheri DOC, on the western edge of Tuscany bordering the Tirrhenian sea, came to the world’s attention in the 1990s for its quality. The area’s exceptional climate is moderated by sea breezes, which impart a crispness and freshness to the wine, while the clay and sand soils allow white varieties like Vermentino to reach great heights of quality. Grapes come from densely planted vineyards that slope toward the sea in Bolgheri, Suvereto and Alta Maremma, and low yields produce wines with concentration and complexity. The Vermentino ferments in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures and then rests on the lees. The winemaker avoids malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s fresh, crisp fruit character and vibrant acidity.
Food and Wine2006 vintage
This wine has complex aromas of tropical fruit with herbal notes. It has a clean, fresh character on the palate and is easy to drink.
Pairs well with fish, shellfish and hors d'oeuvres.
points of distinction
- Brisk acidity and a clean, fresh character help this wine pair with white meats, fish, dips, and make it a great sipper on its own.
- This medium-bodied white is made from Vermentino, a grape native to the Bolgheri region of Tuscany.
- Fermented in stainless steel tank without malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s fresh, crisp fruit character and vibrant acidity.
about the grape +
Vermentino produces big, ripe, deeply-colored wines with balance, substance and character. The wine shows delicate, persistent citrus, herbal and almond aromas, and similar, supple fruit flavors.
In 1999, the Folonari family began to acquire 100 acres of land in Bolgheri on the Tuscan Coast, an area made famous by Super Tuscans.