Lunae Colli di Luni Vermentino 2016

$35

GUARANTEED BEST PROVENANCE: IMPORTED FROM ITALY BY AIR AND STOCKED IN CALIFORNIA Imagine dining on the breakwater in Vernazza along the Cinque Terre. You're eating fresh fish just caught in the briny Mediterranean, enjoying some herby trofie al pesto, and drinking the local vino. This is that vino. My yearly tradition continues with fresh bottles of the 2016 vintage of Etichetta Nera (black label) Vermentino making their air-direct flight from the Lunae cantina to fans patiently awaiting this stunning Ligurian white. Named after the ancient Etruscan and Roman port of Luni, Bosoni's Cantine Lunae produces a limited number of "Black Label" bottles from their finest grapes, just outside La Spezia along the Eastern Ligurian coast. Don't confuse this with the less expensive "Grey Label" Vermentino. Grey is good, but Black is awesome. Lunae's 2016 Vermentino vintage is an intense step up from their 2015, with vibrant lemon & lime agrumi, wildflower honey, and pleasing wild herbal notes. There's a pleasant saltiness that goes well with Ligurian food; pair this with grilled or fried fish, stuffed mussels, grilled or lemon marinated anchovies, Cioppino, and anything with pesto. For an interesting note on the wines from this part of Liguria, check out my article. Bottle Size:  750ml Alcohol: 13%

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Ratings on Delectable

Mirko Mignozzi

Excellent wine

Excellent wine

9.2

P. Ivan Love

Great example of how crisp and refreshing italian whites can be! Aromatic and vivacous lika a sauvignon blanc, but with much more rich fruit (think peaches and yellow fruit) combined with quite the body

Great example of how crisp and refreshing italian whites can be! Aromatic and vivacous lika a sauvignon blanc, but with much more rich fruit (think peaches and yellow fruit) combined with quite the body

8.8

Kseniya Volosnikova

Very fresh nose with white flowers, green grass, lemon peel. Lots of sea salt both in the nose and in the mouth.

Very fresh nose with white flowers, green grass, lemon peel. Lots of sea salt both in the nose and in the mouth.

9.0

Sarah Worner

Drinks like a crisp sauv, Vic liked it

Drinks like a crisp sauv, Vic liked it

8.8