Wine Details

La Spinetta Il Vermentino di Casanova Toscana IGT

This fresh, lively white sees only stainless steel with aromas of bright citrus, flowers, herbs and a touch of meringue on the nose. Nuanced and wonderfully focused, the Vermentino has an energy and acidity that drives the wine’s enticing personality. This is a medium-to full-bodied wine with good density, ideal enjoyed quite young.

Region:

Producer:

La Spinetta Tuscany

Varietal:

100% Vermentino

Vineyard:

Maremma, Tuscany, south exposure

Yield:

4,000 bottles/ha

Aging:

Aged in stainless steel tanks for 4 months on yeast

Alcohol content:

13.0%

Age of vines:

11 years

pH level:

3.4

Acidity:

5.5g/L

Production:

32,000 bottles

Soil:

Mixed clay and sand

Training:

Cordone Speronato

Average altitude:

180 m (590 FT) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 18ºC with natural yeast for 15 days

Harvest:

Beginning to middle of September

First vintage:

2009

Cellar:

La Spinetta Casanova, Tuscany

Bottling:

Natural clarification and bottling

Release:

March, 6 months after harvest

Recent press reviews

93

La Spinetta Il Vermentino di Casanova Toscana IGT 2018

James Suckling (93)- "Bright citrus, herbs and meringue are all on offer here. Medium-to full-bodied with good density to the center palate. Good acidity drive, too. Finishes quite long. Drink now."

92

La Spinetta Il Vermentino di Casanova Toscana IGT 2017

James Suckling (92)- "Shows lovely freshness with fresh herbs, sea salt and green apples. Medium to full body, pretty lemon pith and grapefruit and a clear-cut finish, drawn out nicely through pretty acidity. Drink now."

90+

La Spinetta Il Vermentino di Casanova Toscana IGT 2017

Wine Advocate (90+)- "Italian Vermentino is enjoying a moment of immense popularity, and it's easy to see why. The 2017 Vermentino is bright, crisp and linear. The Casanova della Spinetta property is located near the Tuscan Coast, not too far from Pisa and Volterra. That slightly inland positioning means that this expression does not have the chiseled citrusy quality you often get with the grape. Instead, this loose and fresh white (made without malolactic fermentation) offfers yellow fruit flavors with an elegant mineral signature of crushed oystershell. Fruit is selected for this wine during four separate harvests. "