WTN: Castello Montauto - Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2003

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WTN: Castello Montauto - Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2003

Postby Tyler Brebbermann » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:12 am

13.5 % / vol.

This wine has a very clear straw yellow color. The nose is filled with flowery fresh sweet peach and honey dew aromas. Perhaps even an herbal/grassy aspect to it. A full bodied white, the fruit seems to be a little less forward on the palate with a nutty tone becoming aparent. The wine could use just a tad more acidity, as the it seems to have a good amount of RS and come out a tad flabby in the finish. Other a nice full bodied white with moderate length.

I don't have much experience with Italian whites, but this is a very nice wine which would probably go well with a variety of foods. I could imagine enjoying this with a creamy gorganzola pasta or perhaps a four cheese pizza. It seems like a nice alternative to Chardonnay, as the buttery/creamy quality of Chardonnay is a turn-off to me. Glad I tried this.

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Re: WTN: Castello Montauto - Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2003

Postby Bob Parsons Alberta » Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:19 am

Thanks for posting Tyler. In my youth and straight out of hotel school, I used to drink Nuit St Georges in a local restaurant and Vernaccia in the late night club. Don`t follow too close in my footsteps!!!!!
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Re: WTN: Castello Montauto - Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG 2003

Postby J Nolan » Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:32 pm

I had a lovely Vernaccia di San Gimignano the other day Called AB Vinea Doni -13.5%- Producer Falchini, its their 'Prodotto di Punta' 90% Vernaccia 10% Chardonnay but I have to say it was refreshing to find a new wine with fantastic structure, from a producer who knows how to use wood so to say.
I've got a couple of these in the cellar.
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