Santa Caterina Colli di Luni Vermentino 2007

img_52632Vermentino is widely planted in the central part of the Mediterranean, reaching its apogee in the Vermentino di Gallura DOCG of Sardinia. However, on both Corsica and the French and Italian mainland some excellent examples are made, as this wine from the Ligurian DOC of Colli di Luni. Entirely made from organically grown grapes, philosopher turned winemaker Andrea Kihlgren has crafted a wonderfully pure Vermentino. Aromas of white flowers, rosemary, straw, grapefruit and apple introduce the flavours to follow on the palate. Bone-dry, with a lovely chalky mouthfeel, this wine shows a perfect balance between expressive herbaceous fruit and a somewhat restraining core of minerality. Try it with a fresh seafood linguine. Yum!

Source: Enoteca Sileno/The Grocer  Price: $45  Drink: Now

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One Comment on “Santa Caterina Colli di Luni Vermentino 2007”

  1. Jacopo Says:

    I agree Andrea Kihlgren is doing a great job. I like his wine a lot.
    I actually served tihs wine at my wedding and was a killing.

    In case you would like to explore the area around Sarzana, Lerici, 5 Terre, please consider my flat in Bocca di Magra. Gorgeous seaviews vand great terrace


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