Terenzuola Colli di Luni Fosso di Corsano Vermentino Superiore 2012
You don’t read too much about Tuscan white wines in the pages of the leading wine publications. The Colli di Luni DOC, located in both Tuscany and Liguria, produces red and white – but I think the latter, from good producers, is the most interesting.
Terenzuola is lucky to have some mature Vermentino (planted in 1995) that it uses to craft a version of the grape that has far greater pleasure, depth and complexity than your typical version of this central Italian variety. The texture is very pleasurable and you can expect orchard fruits and a savory herbal quality. Farming is moving toward organic and certification is expected. As for vinification, the wine sees a short cold maceration, fermentation at a low temperature, and maturation on the lees for six months.
Not too much to say about this one other than it is their top white bottling and I thought it was delicious proof that when done well Vermentino is certainly a very worthy grape. I recommend it if you see it. 13.5% ABV.
$27.50 USD at Liner and Elsen, Portland