Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fontaleoni Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2008

Fontaleoni Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2008
Origin: San Gimignano, Italy
Blend: Vernaccia (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: March 2010
Purchase Price: $10.99

Our review: Very fragrant, this golden straw wine has aromas of tropical fruit (pineapple, banana, melon) with citrus floral notes. The fruit flavors dominate at first before a mild stone-like acidity develops. The finish is long but somewhat flat and uninspired.

Our rating: This is a delicious, food-friendly wine. We served our bottle with a vegetarian pizza made with freshly made herb dough, with which it paired quite nicely. Probably not best served alone, consider this wine as an accompaniment to any vegetarian dish, a risotto, or with lighter meals. We rate it on the very high side of Above Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Colour: Clear straw yellow. Nose: Fine, fruity, flowery, white peach, acacia flower. Flavour: Dry, fresh, quite soft, medium-bodied, quite tasty."

Winery website: Azienda Agricola Fontaleoni.

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