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Sono Montenidoli By Bruce Sanderson

From the Dec 31, 2019, Wine Specator issue The wines of Montenidoli are in a class by themselves. Though three of the bottlings technically fall under the Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, they are stylistically unlike any others in the denomination and stand head and shoulders above the rest. Its best reds are labeled Toscana…

June 1, 2020
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Decanter – May 2018 – Susan Hulme – Vernaccia di San Gimignano Carato

Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Carato 2012 “Montenidoli wines are full of character and the best can age so well! Lovely, fragrant nose of meadow flowers and yellow orchard fruit, with saffron notes; compact palate with layers of richness and a green olive twist. Lingering finish. “Tasted by Susan Hulme MW Part of Tuscany: Exploring…

June 1, 2020
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“The Templar”: to honor the memory of Knights Templar

The road from the north to Rome and thence to the Middle East crossed San Gimignano: the town became a sort of motel of the Middle Ages. It was one of the Knights Templar’s headquarters. Montenidoli, the hill just in front, proved to be the right place for their vineyards, needed to produce the wine…

June 1, 2020
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Vinum – Der weisse Toskaner – Carato 2016

Montenidoli “San Gimignano Vernaccia dl San Glmignano DOCG Carato 2016 17.5 Punkte 2020 bis 2026 Macht zwölf Monate in gebrauchten Barriques durch: Nuancen von Macchia, Vanille und Stein-obst erfreuen die Nase; am Gaumen saftig, die Säure perfekt eingebunden, viel Schmelz, viel Saft, auch feine herbale Aromen im langen opu-lenten Finale. Hervorragend zu einem Ossobucco oder…

June 1, 2020
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Le Terroir & le Vigneron – Jacky Rigaux – Terre en vues

Terroirs de Montenidoli – Elisabetta Fagiuoli “Elisabetta Fagiuoli est une vigneronne inspirée. Elle perpétue cette belle philosophie du terroir et du vin symbole de culture sur une terre où les étrusques, puis les romains, puis les Templiers firent pousser la vigne avec bonheur. Visiter son domaine, niché aux pieds de San Gimignano, au coeur de…

May 29, 2020
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Weißwein – Das Handbuch für Genießer

Godfrey Spence – 1999 Im Land des Chianti wir ein Weisswein erzeugt, der sich von allen neutralen Gallestros abhebt: der Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Dieser Wein galt einst als einer der grossten Italiens und bekam in den 60er Jahren als erster den Rang einer D.O.C. (das Pendant zur franzosischen AC) verliehen. Sein Anbaugebiet stieg daraufhin…

May 28, 2020
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Luigi Veronelli – Panorama, 11th September 1975

“A wine of 37 years ago, the quality of the bottle still very high. Very gently uncorked and slowly open to air it reveals an extraordinary finess. A magic colour, an aromatic fascinating bouquet; dry mushrooms, brushwood soft fruits, lightly spiced, peppery, rose, pomegranate, maraschino cherries.  On the palate a surprising freshness, with the strength…

May 27, 2020
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Challenge international du vin – Bordeaux – Vinexpo 1995

” La couleur jaune d’or soutenu atteste de son vieillissement. Il présente un nez d’une étonnante fraicheur, des parfums de coing, d’ épices évoluant vers des notes de cire, de miel et de saveurs résiniques. L’attaque vive est encore très fraiche. Il se manifeste ensuite par une bouche ronde et structurée malgré l’évolution. Il finit sur…

May 27, 2020
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A lunch with the dishes prepared by Antonella, the magic cook of Montenidoli

May 2020 Canaiuolo rosé of the Vintage: young and just in the bottle. The perfect wine for appetizers and for a welcome toast. Canaiuolo rosé of the past years: a proper wine, perfect with mussels and crustaceans, as we had today. Vernaccia Fiore: the refined and mineral white for delicate food. Colorino: a gentle soft…

May 27, 2020
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