2020 Fiore Vernaccia
San Gimignano, Tuscany
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91pts Vinous (Galloni)
The 2019 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore offers yellow flowers, orchard fruit, dried flowers, almonds and tangerine peel. Varietal notes are given an extra kick of richness, yielding a Vernaccia with lovely mid-palate creaminess and light tropical accents, both of which add character. The 2019 is beautifully done.
Fiore is the most elegant and finessed of the Montenidoli whites. It is entirely free run juice from the harvest, no press juice is included so the texture is more elegant in weight and finessed. Long aging on the lees in steel tanks rounds the wine's edges out and adds more texture. It is the purest, most unadulturated expression of Vernaccia di San Gimignano you can find.
Calcareous, with marine sedimentsComposition
Free run juice fermented in steel vatsRefining
In steel vats on the leesBouquet
Rich and elegantOn the Palate
Round, finessed, fresh and persistent