Named after one of San Gimignano’s famed stone towers, Arcidiavolo is a masculine, spicy wine with ripe fruit tones backed by leather, teriyaki sauce, smoked ham and black pepper. It’s extracted and slight sweet-tasting, with silky tannins on the close.
Colorful, bold and sweet smelling, with hay, butterscotch and peach on the uncommon nose. More of a big-boned wine with ripe, intriguing apple, almond, lemon and butter flavors. Finishes smooth, with background notes of vanilla and citrus pith. Based on Vernaccia, with other grapes blended in.
This popular white wine from Tuscany is aged three months in oak for extra softness and creaminess. Aromas include honey, peach and slightly roasted almond. Pair this pretty wine with spicy Indian or Thai curries.
This is a vibrant blend of Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chardonnay, Malvasia and Vermentino with fresh aromas of kiwi, Golden Delicious apple, pear and toasted nut. There’s a touch of mint or peppermint at the back and the wine is crisp, clean and fresh in the mouth.
Terre di Tufi is a rich and substantial white wine from Tuscany that ventures far enough in its pairing capacity to match toasted crostini with truffle oil, chopped tomatoes or chicken liver paté. It boasts tones of vanilla, pineapple and toasted nut with loads of persistency and intensity to move it forward.
This is a very pretty expression of Vermentino that opens with crisp citrus notes followed by stone fruit and honeysuckle. The wine is compact, but not thin or watery. In fact, the natural density here is enough to pair with grilled swordfish or spicy Thai food.
Peperino is an informal blend of Sangiovese and Merlot with bright, clean berry nuances and mild shadings of spice and herb. There’s a Mediterranean quality to this wine that helps it pair with most Italian, Greek or Spanish meat dishes.