Recommendation: A BARGAIN Vernaccia.
Winery/Producer:Elli Bellino; Rufina, Italy.
Grape Variety: Vernaccia
Geographic Region, Appellation: Vernaccia di San Gimignano; Tuscany, Italy.
Price: $8.79 (with a 20% discount)
Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Sipping.
He said: Served chilled. Medium-dark oat straw color. Over ripe apple and hints of mineral aromas. Very creamy (almost syrup like) with a crisp acidity, intense ripe apple taste that’s slightly nutty, with a huge amount of mineral in the very slightly bitter finish. For $8.79 it’s a nice drinking Vernaccia and I love the strong mineral taste. Although it’s not great Vernaccia, at this price it’s OK and a great BARGAIN.
She said: Yum. Absolutely delicious with intense green apple flavor. This wine was good from the first taste to the last of the crisp finish. It was dry and had medium body so it was a perfect sipping wine. At $8.79 it is a bargain wine and I would buy it by the case for many radiant summer afternoons on the patio.