Colombaio di Santa Chiara L’Albereta Vernaccia di San Giminiano Riserva 2013
Vernaccia was a wine considered fit for a king. Pope Martin IV was said to be especially partial to eels cooked in Vernaccia. Vines are at 1300 feet in soil rich in sand and organic material with medium calcareous content. It was aged in barriques for about 8 months. This wine is 100% Vernaccia and is recognized for its goldenhued color and powerful full-bodied nature. This wine provides a delicate bouquet of white-pulp fruit with a hint of bitter almond and finishes with a pleasant finale of spiced vanilla. Chill for a wonderful summertime treat.