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2013 Vigna a Solatio Riserva, Vernaccia, Casale Falchini

2013 Vigna a Solatio Riserva, Vernaccia, Casale Falchini

White | Drink now | Casale Falchini | Code:  52778 | 2013 | Vernaccia | Medium Bodied, Dry | 13.5 % alcohol

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92/100

WA - The 2013 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva Vigna a Solato is a pure expression of the grape that is fermented and aged in barrique for eight months with extended lees aging. Only 6,000 bottles are produced. This is a gorgeous wine with a smooth and creamy consistency that is enhanced by aromas of preserved lemon, stone fruit and fresh saffron pistils. Vanilla and toasted almond add subtle roundness and richness. This wine promises to age over the better part of the next decade.
Monica Larner - 29/11/2016

The Producer

Casale Falchini

Casale Falchini

Azienda Agricola Casale-Falchini is located just two steps outside the walls of San Gimignano in Tuscany.  The property was acquired by Riccardo Falchini in 1964, a descendant of an ancient Florentine family of winemakers.

Situated 300 metres above sea level, it extends over a landscape of green rolling hills. The Casale used to be an ancient convent run by monks. In 1976 a new modern cellar was built, the first in the area to be equipped with temperature controlled vinification equipment.

Vernaccia has been grown on the sandstone soils around this famous village since it was first documented in the
13th century. Its superiority over the ubiquitous Trebbiano was confirmed in 1993 with its elevation to Denominazione di Origine e Controllata e Garantita (D.O.C.G.) status.

The Grape

Vernaccia

Vernaccia

From the Latin 'vernaculum' meaning local, the Vernaccia grape is often ascribed to many varieties the length of Italy.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG is its most famous form, grown around the eponymous hilltop town near Siena, Tuscany ever since the 13th century. Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a light to medium bodied dry wine, with bright citrus fruit, crisp acidity & a tangy almost salty finish.

Azzienda Agricola Casale  (Riccardo Falchini) is a respectable source.

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