Renato Spanu in his estate makes a very particular Vernaccia, the product of the exposure and soil the grapes grown in. The vineyards are at a slightly higher altitude in an extremely hard and poor terrain, dominated by a wall of alberese limestone (lastra being slab). The grapes are sharp and the estate exploits this by making wines which have a great capacity to age and have a very distinct acidity and mineral salinity. When young the wines can seem a bit surly but they are dynamic and with age…
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|La Lastra Riserva 2013
Vernaccia di San Gimignano
|La Lastra||09/26/16||Riccardo Viscardi||
100% Vernaccia grapes. Stainless steel and wood. Pale straw with greenish hints. Cool nose of gooseberries, yellow citrus fruits, mallow plants and medlars. High-toned flavor, with high but...