Montenidoli 2018 'Il Templare' Bianco Toscana IGT
Item Number: 17789
Sub Region: San Gimignano
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 70% Vernaccia / 20% Trebbiano Gentile / 10% Malvasia Bianca
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous sediment
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.
92pts (2019 Vintage) Vinous 8/29/2023
“The 2019 Il Templare brings together all the elements that make the best whites here compelling. Bright and focused, with tons of depth, the Templare has a ton to offer. Dried orchard fruit, crushed flowers, spice, mint and chamomile lend notable complexity throughout. This rich, potent Vernaccia-based blend is compelling.”