Poggiotondo 2011 Vermentino

Vermentino classified as Toscana IGT, Italy; 13.5% ABV
imported by Old Bridge Cellars, Napa, CA
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store some time in the last week.  Still a little there.

Poggiotondo_2011_VermentinoOn the first day open, I found this wine immediately likeable.  It showed riper fruit of apple, lemon, with a healthy portion of acid, and some skin bitterness.  It’s nicely smooth and delineated.  Not extremely exciting, but more than just a quaffer.  Pretty good for the price.

The next day, the flavors came out a bit more, but the wine was still well balanced: lemon, yellow apple and pear, wood with some complexity of mace or nutmeg.  By “flavors,” I mean the ripe fruit, viscous acid, and wood / spice.  I’d guess that if you like California Chardonnay that is ripe but on the more acid side, you’ll probably like this, too.

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2 thoughts on “Poggiotondo 2011 Vermentino

  1. seedboy

    weinish I’ve seen the one pictured above only in the Richmond store. And, the one we both tasted, only in Oakland.

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