2001 Fattoria Paradiso Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Tuscany, Italy
WB Rating: 86

Alcohol by volume: 12.5%
Price at time of purchase: $8.00 (North Berkeley Wine Imports)
Type: Italian White
Principal varietal(s): Vernaccia

Like the '99 reviewed previously, this is a dynamite bargain. As charming to drink as to let the words "Vernaccia di San Gimignano" roll off the tongue. The first adjectives that spring to mind are clean and refreshing. But there is a lot going on in this wine that one discovers while sipping through the bottle: flowers, peaches, gooseberries, and minerals in the nose; additional nuances of nectarine and mandarin orange in the flavors. Bone dry, but with enough flavor and balance to give an almost sweet flavor sensation. A perfect summertime wine, and because of the crisp acids, a very good food wine. - HK 2002-07-30


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