December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 13

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Vermentino is part of a love affair we
have with a favorite trilogy of white
Italian grapes that all begin with the
same letter: Vermentino, Verdicchio and
Vernaccia. Vermentino is primarily grown
on the islands of Sardinia and Corsica,
but has become so popular that it is now
cultivated in many other areas, including
Tuscany.
Elianto is produced by the Castelli del
Grevepesa, a small co-operative owned
by 18 grape growers, established in
1965. The wines that typically come out
of these producers represent the finest
value in wine. Small grape growers can’t
afford their own winery, but 18 of them
can afford an amazing winery, and that’s
how it’s done.
Another important consideration is that,
by pooling their resources, the growers
have so many lots of grapes to choose
from that they can cherry-pick the best
of the lot to produce the best wines
possible.
The grapes are hand harvested and hand
sorted to pick out only the healthiest to
be crushed. They are then gently pressed
to release only the first run of the juice,
which has the least contact with the
skins and seeds. This technique, though
expensive, assures the freshness of the
wine.
The result is a lively offering with lilting
hints of white peach, rose petals and
lime zest. The wine is generous, with an
exotic aroma and complex flavors that
run around on your tongue but know just
where to land.
“ VAIR • men • TEE • noh “
Lilac, Peach
and Citrus
White Fruit,
Orange Peel
Now through 2019
Shellfish, Light Meats,
Fowl
Pale Gold
Lively Peach and Lime
Zest
Region: Vermentino di Toscana I.G.T., Italy • Alcohol: 13.0%
ELIANTO
Vermentino, 2015
ITEM #: L1217W3II
Retail Price:
Member Price:
Reorder Price:
$23.00/each
$22.48/each
$13.99/each
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