Pietro Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2016

Terrific article here about Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

Of all the fascinating tid-bits, one that stuck with me was the shrimpy size of the vernaccia planting; 1,700 acres. Oh, and there’s the Wow! There’s something worth remembering! fact that the Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOC was the first one proclaimed in 1966.

Ah, 1966, the year the first SR-71 entered service at Beale. Steely-Eyed missile men indeed.

Luxuriating in a glass of a volutuous Italian white like this can do nothing but expand one’s view of life. Hill towns, cobbled streets, the passeggiata – the very best of Italian life oozes out of the glass. I forgot Ferraris; a cardinal error.

From the oily hazelnut and pineapple nose to the just-right acidity and full mouthfeel, this VdiSG feels just right. True to the grape and without pretence, here’s a gift for your inner Tuscan. It’s a gift for your checking account too: consider the Californian crap you’d buy for that money.