Recommendation: An OK Vernaccia at a low price.
Winery/Producer: Cantine Fratelli Bellini; Chianti, Italy
Grape Variety: Vernaccia
Geographic Region, Appellation: Vernaccia di San Gimignano; Tuscany, Italy
Price: $8.79 (with a 20% discount coupon)
Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Paired With: Grilled salmon, baked potato and peas.
He said: Served chilled. Medium to dark oat straw color. Ripe apple and slight floral aromas. Over ripe apple with hints of peach in the taste; a tart (very slightly bitter), dry, creamy finish. Not your everyday Italian white wine. I especially liked the finish for its limey mineral notes. This is not nearly as good a Vernaccia as the Montenidoli Carato Vernaccia Di San Gimignano that we have had a couple of times in the past; however, it’s OK and has a very low price…so it gets a recommended rating from me.
Bar code: 0 89806 01253 0