Montenidoli 2012 'Il Templare' Bianco Toscana IGT

Montenidoli 2012 'Il Templare' Bianco Toscana IGT

Item Number: 11573

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: San Gimignano
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2012
Grape(s): 70% Vernaccia / 20% Trebbiano Gentile / 10% Malvasia Bianca
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous sediment
Case Production: 650

Winemaking Notes: Il Templare is the great white wine of the warrior monks from the Middle Ages and is to be drunk, says the rule, "as needed to distance the cold." Templare is produced from the free-run juice of Vernaccia, Trebbiano, and Malvasia. Fermentation occurs in old barriques. It is then refined in wood for 12 months before bottling.

Food Pairings: Templare has characteristics similar to white Burgundy. It is perfect with molluscs, crustaceans, and the other great fish of the high seas. It balances the spiciness of Indian dishes and the hot peppers of Mexican food.

Reviews

  • The Wine Spectator
    Rating: 89 (10/31/2018)

    A mix of melon, passion fruit, white pepper and grapefruit flavors is backed by lively acidity. Picks up a chalky feel on the finish. Vernaccia, Trebbiano and Malvasia. Drink now.