Our Score: 90
A fresh Vermentino from the hills immediately inland from the Tyrrhenian sea coast in Tuscany. A fresh note of white flowers, green apple and iodine at the nose. At the palate it is fresh and simple, smoother than expected form a crisp and moderately priced everyday white wine.
Pairing: Gnocco fritto and Prosciutto di Parma, seafood salad, spaghetti and clams in white wine sauce.
Appellation: Maremma Toscana DOC, Italy
Maremma, in southern Tuscany, has well-preserved natural territories, and the grape farming benefits from the breeze of the Mediterranean Sea.
From Bordeaux guru Eric de Rothschild to the Antinori family, many wine aristocrats have invested in this land in the last 15 years, leading to a surge in quality at affordable prices compared to similar viticultural areas.