Our little egret (Airone), with my beloved Vermentino, gives a beating of wing at the end: it collects 91 points from Kerin O’Keefe, on Wine Enthusiast, a score that is usually achieved by wines of a much higher price range.
Our little-big Airone, however, does not flatter itself, it only confirms how in Bolgheri fine white wines can be born, even among the youngest ones. Have you tasted it? Did you like it? Tell me your impressions. I really love its delicately soft lightness and its iridescent scents.
Vermentino, as we know, loves the sea: it is the white grape of the Tyrrhenian coasts par excellence. It is a variety that makes happy the winegrowers in the vineyard (it adapts to even very difficult conditions, giving us beautiful clusters of large sun-colored berries, often slightly pink). However, it tests the mastery of the winemaker in the cellar (already finding the perfect moment of the harvest requires a lot of attention). However, if we approach him with love and respect, he give us a wine with a very marked personality.
I wrote “a beating of wing at the end” because there are few bottles by now in the cellar. There will be soon the new 2020 vintage. It is the usual problem of managing reviews for the young wines. At the time of tasting by the journalists, the new vintage is not ready. By the time the tastings are concluded and the results are published, the wine is almost finished.