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Le Calcinaie Vernaccia San Gimignano 2018
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This is a white wine imageLe Calcinaie Vernaccia San Gimignano 2018

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Vinous Media 90
"Le Calcinaie's 2018 Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a bright, crisp dry white to drink now and over the next few years. Lemon peel, orchard fruit and white flowers are all beautifully delineated in this super-expressive, vibrant white. The 2017 offers a captivating balance of aromatics, fruit and structure, with light tropical notes that grace the nuanced finish. -- Antonio Galloni"

The Wine
100% Vernaccia grown in sandy soils at an elevation of 250m. Fermented ... read more
This is a white wine
Item ID: #33200
Shelf at store:17b
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Vinous Media 90
"Le Calcinaie's 2018 Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a bright, crisp dry white to drink now and over the next few years. Lemon peel, orchard fruit and white flowers are all beautifully delineated in this super-expressive, vibrant white. The 2017 offers a captivating balance of aromatics, fruit and structure, with light tropical notes that grace the nuanced finish. -- Antonio Galloni"

The Wine
100% Vernaccia grown in sandy soils at an elevation of 250m. Fermented in steel vats at 16°C for 2-3 weeks, followed by aging on the lees until the following spring.

The Estate
Simone Santini enjoys nothing more than a good joke, though he is very serious about winemaking at his small estate, located near the famous town of San Gimignano. Le Calcinaie is one of San Gimignano’s youngest wineries. It was founded in 1987 by Santini and in less than no time he transformed it into one of the region’s best newcomers. He started with 6 hectares but has now grown to 12 hectares covered with vines. The vines have perfect exposure and are beautifully tended. Classic Vernaccia with good structure, balance and charm is produced here, as well as a great-value Chianti.

Vineyard Practices: This winery is certified Organic by ICEA: The Italian Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic

Tenuta Le Calcinaie

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Tenuta Le Calcinaie"Tenuta le Calcinaie is one of the breakout wineries of this report. The...Vernaccia-based wines presented all performed beautifully. I look forward to tasting more from this estate in the future." – The Wine Advocate

Simone Santini enjoys nothing more than a good joke, though he is very serious about winemaking at his small estate, located near the famous town of San Gimignano. Le Calcinaie is one of San Gimignano's youngest wineries. It was founded in 1987 by Santini and in less than no time he transformed it into one of the region's best newcomers. He started with 6 hectares but has now grown to 12 hectares covered with vines. The vines have perfect exposure and are beautifully tended. Classic Vernaccia with good structure, balance and charm is produced here, as well as a great-value Chianti.

Vineyard Practices: This winery is certified Organic by ICEA: The Italian Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification.

Farming Practice:Certified Organic

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Dawn

"Crisp but not sour, light floral owe but not sweet - my all to,e favorite white wine ever!"

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