Rich, stony, and textured trebbiano toscano with a bit of skin contact.
Colli della Toscana Centrale, Italy
Monteraponi is a top-notch organic Chianti Classico producer that makes a tiny bit of white (and rosé) in addition to their reds. This part of Tuscany really isn't known for 'serious' white wine, but if this bottle is any indication, maybe it should be! The trebbiano toscano grapes macerated with the skins and half of the stems for 2 days, fermented with wild yeasts, and aged in concrete and old wood. It starts out with peaches, dried herbs and waxy richness, before firming up with a stony texture and bright acidity. This ain't cheap, but it tastes expensive.