Wine Tenuta Montecchiesi, Vermentino - Chardonnay, 2019
White - The quality to price ratio is superb as this wine stands out as an excellent summer's day wine.
Intense straw yellow, with gold highlights. A generous bouquet marries notes of Mediterranean hawthorn blossom and rosemary to crisper impressions, of mandarin orange and pencil lead. On the palate, it exhibits stylish grace and superb balance, concluding with a finish marked by ripe fruit and a tangy vein of mineral. Ideal with antipasti, lighter meats, dishes of fish and shellfish, and vegetarian first courses.
Antipasti, lighter meats, dishes of fish and shellfish, and vegetarian first courses.
The vineyards lie in the Montecchio area of Cortona, in Tuscany, at 270 metres. The grapes are picked by hand, after careful quality inspection, generally in mid-September.
A minimum of 3 months in steel, with once-weekly bâttonage of the fine lees, followed by a 45-day bottle-ageing.
The clusters are gently pressed and the must gravity-settled for clarity. After inoculation with cultured yeasts, the must ferments for three weeks in large oak ovals, which increases the wine’s complexity and structure.