Vermentino is a delicious, late-ripening grape varietal that is found primarily in the southern coastal region of Italy. This grape produces medium-acidity and low tannin wines that are as refreshing as they are delicious.
Today’s budget-friendly 2010 Moon Hill Vermentino from DOC Colli di Luni Vermentino. This wine is terrifically refreshing and delicious.
If you have never experienced Vermentino, this is a wonderful way to become acquainted with it. This wine is a full dimension more rich than Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc with, in our experience, more flavor and deeper aromatic qualities than either.
Full and velvety in the mouth, this wine is signature Vermentino.
Very pale yellow golden hues with a slight tinge of tan at the edges. The wine appears heavy in the glass, settling quickly when swirled.
Light but fragrant with pleasant aromas of sweet citrus, sweetwood, yellow grapefruit rind, limestone and subtle filbert nut meat.
A wild departure from the sweet and elegant nose, this wine bursts with complex and delicious flavors of grapefruit, freshly cut pineapple and green fig. Beneath these, flavors of limestone, Meyer lemon and white tea leaf.
Very long, with all of the fruits tailing off in equal proportion. At the tail end, limestone zesty white pepper spice lingers even longer.
This wine would be superb with a baked whitefish with crusted herbes de Provence.
What the Winery Says
Straw bright light. Aromas with white flowers, pine, herbaceous on a light mineral background. The palate showed delicate acidity, mineral and citrus notes accent. Elegant, clean, glyceric, slippery, without bitterness, has the freshness of its highlights.
About the Winery
In the winery’s words:
The Azienda Agricola di Terenzuola Ivan Giuliani was founded in the city of Terenzuola in Colli di Luni heart, in a superb position 350 meters above sea level, which offers a splendid view of the sea with Bocca di Magra and the Punta Bianca background.
Louis Giuliani in the early ’30s, when he returned to New York after the 1929 crisis, bought three acres considered ideal for the cultivation of vines, olives, vegetables and honey production.
The involvement of Ivan Giuliani, grandson of Carlo, who for 30 years led the company inherited from his father Luigi, occurred at the beginning in 1993, when he took the helm of the family and imprinted his own style and modernizing the winery, which is located in the center of production of DOC Colli di Luni Vermentino. A first harvest in 1996 was significant, iconic.