This Vernaccia is from uniquely free run juice, minimized skin contact. It is a bit paler in color, more elegant/delicate/fine to my sensibilities. Like I said, often a toss up of who prefers what…..again, the 2015 should be reference point good…..
In her words: “The free-run must, which expresses the terrific elegance and finesse of the varietal. The must flows naturally from the grapes that break because of the pressure of those above them in the press. It ferments in steel and ages long on the lees to gain roundness and persistence.”
Food pairings: “The most elegant expression of Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Well suited to delicate dishes with cream sauces, steamed fish, and delicate fish such as sole, whiting, or brook trout. Perfect with fish mousse or soufflé, and white meats including chicken breast, turkey breast, or milk-fed veal.”
“The 2018 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Fiore offers the freshest bouquet compared to the other two new releases from this estate. This wine presents white peach, apricot and white rose or star jasmine. However, the mouthfeel pulls in more texture and weight than you might expect. This is a medium-bodied white that could work with a rockfish couscous. Production is 18,000 bottles, and this proves a harmonious and balanced choice.” 92+ Monica Larner