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Wines from Vernaccia di San Gimignano

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Poggio Alloro 2014 Vernaccia (Vernaccia di San Gimignano)

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Made with organically farmed grapes, this crisp, savory white opens with aromas of wildflower, stone fruit and an earthy whiff of flint. The linear, vibrant palate offers fresh peach, crunchy Granny Smith apple and a citrus note. It’s balanced by tangy acidity and closes on an almond note.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
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Massimo Daldin 2013 Vigna in Fiore Vernaccia (Vernaccia di San Gimignano)

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Aged for six months in casks, this focused white opens with a pretty fragrance of white blossom, Anjou pear and dried herb. The polished, structured palate boasts an impressive depth of flavors, including green apple, nectarine, peach and a touch of crystalized ginger alongside a vein of mineral. Bright acidity gives it a crisp finish while an almond note signals…

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
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Tenuta Le Calcinaie 2013 Vernaccia (Vernaccia di San Gimignano)

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Delicately fragrant and floral, this luminous wine opens with aromas that recall yellow flowers and citrus blossoms. Made with organically farmed grapes, it boasts nectarine, baked apple and pineapple flavors accented with a flinty note. It’s balanced and linear, with mouthwatering acidity that creates a clean, lingering finish.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
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Tenuta Le Calcinaie 2011 Vigna ai Sassi Riserva White (Vernaccia di San Gimignano)

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Structured and savory, this opens with heady aromas of yellow flower, nut and dried stone fruit. On the concentrated but poised palate, notes of nutmeg and ginger accent a core of mature peach, baked apple and juicy citrus. Bright acidity energizes the rich flavors.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
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Cappella Sant'Andrea 2013 Vernaccia (Vernaccia di San Gimignano)

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Fragrant yellow flower and mature orchard fruit aromas lead the nose along with a whiff of aromatic herb. Made with organic grapes, the wine has a delineated palate that displays crisp yellow apple, juicy citrus zest, sage and a hint of ginger alongside mouthwatering acidity. Almond marks the close.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
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San Benedetto 2013 Vernaccia (Vernaccia di San Gimignano)

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romas of hawthorne, peach blossom and passion fruit take center stage on this savory white. The luminous palate delivers creamy apple, zesty citrus, white almond and a touch of ginger alongside lively acidity. Steely mineral energizes the lingering finish.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
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Tenuta Le Calcinaie 2010 Vigna ai Sassi Riserva White (Vernaccia di San Gimignano)

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Chamomile, straw and dried fruit aromas take shape in the glass. The structured palate offers mature apple, baked peach and citrus while flinty mineral adds depth. Fresh acidity brightens the concentrated flavors.

 — K.O.  (7/1/2015)
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Palagetto 2012 Tenute Niccolai Vernaccia (Vernaccia di San Gimignano)

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This spicy Vernaccia has lovely fragrances of jasmine and pear, with glimmers of clove and white pepper. The refreshing palate delivers flavors of pear, green apple, banana peel and nutmeg. It has a crisp finish that cleans the palate.

 — K.O.  (10/1/2013)
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