2018 Fontodi Meriggio Bianco

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Fontodi claims that the ’18 Meriggio Bianco is the most complex and freshest that it’s ever seen, and we have to agree--this wine is fascinating! Juicy yet finessed, ripe yet steely, intense yet focused, the ’18 Meriggio has a lot to give white wine lovers, layering its succulent stone and crisp orchard fruits with crushed river rocks, fresh herbs, white wildflowers and a dusting of peppery spices. Weighty yet nimble, this wine whooshes across the palate, propelled by its twin engines of savory minerality and keen acidity, as it builds to a resonant, complex and refreshing finish. Enjoyable upon release, this sophisticated white will drink beautifully over the medium term. Deriving from Fontodi’s organically tended, north-facing La Rota vineyard, this wine is mostly old-vine Sauvignon Blanc blended with about 10% Trebbiano; grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages on the lees for six months, mostly in stainless steel, with a small percentage in amphora. Only 300 cases will be imported to the USA.

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine (2018 Vintage):
"Made with 90% Sauvignon and 10% Trebbiano vinified in 30% amphora, 10% oak and the rest in steel, this boasts classic varietal aromas of tropical fruit, crushed tomato vine and gooseberry. It's savory, linear and tangy, delivering juicy pineapple, grapefruit, cantaloupe, thyme and mouthwatering mineral alongside crisp acidity." - Kerin O’Keefe (7/1/2020)

91 Points - Vinous (2018 Vintage):
"The 2018 Meriggio is a very pretty white from Fontodi. In this vintage, Giovanni Manetti added 10% Trebbiano and also aged 1/3rd of the wine in terra cotta, both of which help retain a touch of freshness that is quite welcome. The combination of Panzano richness that comes so naturally, with the aromatics of Sauvignon and the energy of Trebbiano make for a compelling, super-expressive white. " Antonio Galloni - (Aug 2019)

Italy, Tuscany, Colli Toscana Centrale IGT
100% Sauvignon Blanc

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