Valdonica Ballarino 2015
Ballarino is 100% Vermentino from Valdonica's Sassofortino vineyard, planted on volcanic soils around 500 metres above sea level. Vermentino is a Mediterranean grape claimed by several Italian regions as its own, including Tuscany. Whatever the grape's history though, this is one of the best Vermentinos you'll find, the Wein-Plus wine guide even naming it the finest available in Tuscany. Aged for 6 months in stainless steel and 6 months in lightly toasted French oak barrels, it's pure, mineral and brightly flavoured, bolstering richness, the oak a warming supporting act rather than the main show. Truly brilliant, from a low-yielding but high quality vintage for Vermentino, and just 3,800 bottles produced.
Maremma | Tuscany | ITALY