Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2012 Vermentino Litorale delivers a blast of cooling citrus, honey and white flower on a hot summer day. The wine sports an appropriate beach or marine theme on the label and would indeed taste great next to a plate of steamed mussels by the seashore. Theres an attractive thickness or waxiness to the mouthfeel that gives it grip and persistency on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2014. (Aug 2013)
Vermentino is a vine capable of producing excellent results in coastal areas and sunny soils precisely like Maremma. So much so that this wine interprets perfectly the territory from which it comes.The grapes are the first to be gathered between the end of August and the first weeks of September.
The planting is on hillsides, at 150 metres above sea level. Once gathered the grapes are left for 12 hours at a temperature of 8°C in contact with the skins so as to preserve the primary aromas. There follows fermentation in steel containers at 15°, that lasts on average for three weeks.The colour is straw yellow with golden reflections, it has a very intense fruity fragrance that reminiscent of ripe summer fruit. A strong aromatic note is highlighted on the palate together with a pleasant persistence. It is an intense and generous wine, of great structure.
Altogether it shows itself to be a fresh wine, with an acidic note that is not excessive.
Excellent with fish based or prepared dishes, it goes very well as an aperitif.
We suggest serving it at about 10 – 12°C.