2017 Montenidoli Il Templare

2017 Montenidoli Il Templare




In Il Templare, we have perhaps her greatest “terroir” white wine, from a blend of 70% Vernaccia, 20% Trebbiano Gentile, 10% Malvasia Bianca, all aged in neutral wood.  In class and complexity, this wine has not once failed to make folks marvel at its singular beauty.  Fwiw, there are many people who are freaks for this wine, buying it by the caseload.  It’s that kind of characterful……the name refers to the Knights Templare, who once lived on the estate…..

In her words: “The great white wine of the warrior monks of the middle ages, to be drunk, says the Rule, “as needed to distance the cold.” From Vernaccia, Trebbiano, and Malvasia grapes fermented in old barriques, in which it ages for 12 months.”
Food pairings: “A classic Tuscan white wine, perfect with mollusks and crustaceans, and also with stock fish, sword fish, tuna, and the other great fish of the high seas.”