Cantine Lunae Bosoni
2012 LVNAE Vermentino
Over the Moon
Today marks the second time that we will have featured this wine. The 2010 vintage was superb, and sold in record numbers. The 2011 was so good that the importer was cleaned out before we could get our hands on the wine. For today’s 2012 Cantine Lunae Vermentino we infiltrated the importer before they could widely release the wine into the wild.
Our tasting panel was crazy about this wonderful wine. With bright fruit, an easy and elegant feel, and delicate aromatics, this wine is the perfect summertime treat.
Pair with a variety of your favorite foods or enjoy all on its own. This lovely wine is an extremely flexible and super fun summer wine.
Brilliant pale golden hues with edges that glint in the light.
Fresh and fruit and floral all at once, with juicy apricot, passion fruit, ripe pineapple, honeysuckle, elderflower and pink rose, with a hint of limestone mineral.
Bright and elegant with flavors of sweet lime, Meyer lemon, mild sweetgrass, ripe pineapple, green mango, lime flower and a very subtle hint of extra virgin olive oil.
Refreshing and fresh with fruit flavors that tail off very gradually. As flavors fade, a very fine dryness slowly spreads from the edges of the palante, inward.
A fresh pasta primavera or a basted mild fish dish with fresh herbs and lemon would be simply divine.
What the Winery Says
- Winery Tasting Notes
- A ripe Vermentino sporting Lychee, Grapefruit aromas and flavors. It is rich and balanced with pleasant acidity and length. Much more weight and presence than Pinot Grigio.
Vintage 2012 is new, however previous vintages from the same vineyards have excellent reviews from Decanter World Wine Awards, Wine Spectator, Gambero Rosso, Wine & Spirits
About the Winery
In the Winery’s words:
Wines of great stuff and temper, produced thanks to an accurate selection of the best vineyards and grape. A patient and ancient work marked by the rhythm of the seasons, between sun and rain, year after year, to catch the best potential out of every single terroir.
The lands of Ortonovo and Castelnuovo Magra, little villages on the border between Tuscany and Liguria, lie on the hills facing the Mediterranean Sea and protected by the marble peaks of the Apuan Alps. Here rises Luni, the ancient Roman city so shiny and rich of marbles that the Barbarians, descending from the Alps, took for Rome by mistake.
Cantine Lunae deepen their roots in the millenary history of this land and people, whose great vine-growing and wine-making tradition have inherited. Etruscans, or perhaps Ligures and then Romans, were the first to grow vineyards in the surroundings of the beautiful Luni, the “Moon City”.
In the short time frame of a decade, this magnificent winery has been instrumental in putting Vermentino on the world wine map and has become known for produced very elegant Vermentino year after year.
The family Bosoni produces the entire range of Cantine Lunae wines by hand and with great care. It is easy to understand when tasting the wines.
These lands have given birth to us, to our vineyards, to our passion, to our wine!