Vernaccia strives to demonstrate its aging ability in this slightly oxidized, oak-fermented white that is redolent of stone fruit, mature melon, almond and pine sap. It’s an interesting wine with depth, dimension and loads of personality (albeit a style that not everyone will appreciate).
Here is a creamy, smooth, and obviously well-made Vernaccia, with pretty honey-like aromas backed by peach, pear blossom and exotic fruit. It has a crisp, fruit-driven mouthfeel and ends with pretty floral nuances.
The funky nose is hard to peg; there’s some cantaloupe but not much else is recognizable. Fortunately, good acidity keeps the mouthfeel fresh, while flavors of orange, lemon and grapefruit are a bit high-toned. Decent on the finish.