Sono Montenidoli "Fiore" Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2019
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One of the most recognized names in the wine world and one of its most loved personalities, Elisabetta Fagiuoli and her partner, Sergio Muratori, came to San Gimignano in 1965 and set about creating one of the most special and unique places in Italy. Montenidoli is a 200ha organic farm with 24ha of vineyards, olive trees and vegetables planted in its center. The estate’s vineyards are comprised of two primary soil types. In the highest vineyard, where Sangiovese and Colorino are grown, we find terra rossa and the oldest identified Triassic soils in Italy. On the slopes, we find limestone and seashells. These will be some of the most distinctive wines you taste. All of her wines age beautifully, but there is something very special about the way the Vernaccia wines age. These wines are unfiltered and unmanipulated with crazy-low amounts of sulfites. This is what you can do with perfect fruit and a drive that never stops, which Elisabetta never does. I absolutely love this lady and her wines.
Vineyard: Montenidoli’s fossil rich sites in San Gimignano, the
City of the Fair Towers. Here, Pliocene soils were once submerged by the furthest reaches of the Ligurian Sea, which were the perfect habitat for molluscs whose shells made the terrain highly calcareous. From the ancient sea-bed, to mid-way up the hills, Fiore is meant to showcase the purest expression of these ancient fossil-rich soils.
Vinification: Grapes were destemmed and only the free run must is then fermented in stainless steel tank.