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Il Torchio Vermentino Bianco 2016

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One Line Description Il Torchio Bianco 100% Vermentino, artisan production, Ligurian coast, delicious tropical fruits, salty twang, note of pine.
Production Method Conventional
Country Italy Italian
Region Liguria, Italy
Producer Il Torchio
Vintage 2016
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Vermentino
Alcohol 12.5% abv
Terroir Colli di Luni is tucked away in the rolling hills of Liguria. It’s small microclimate has a breeze from the Mediterranean sea. The soils are full of sand and gravel.
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential A wine that is best drunk young although will keep nicely for 2-3 years
Production Detail Natural yeast, minimum intervention in vineyard and cellar
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Il Torchio Bianco 100% Vermentino, artisan production, Ligurian coast, delicious tropical fruits, salty twang, note of pine. Vermentino is a grape indigenous to this beautiful area of the Ligurian hinterland. The vines lie 5km from the Mediterranean and this gives a slightly salty twang to the wine's fresh tropical fruit character. Lovely with crab salad or grilled shellfish on the BBQ.

Il Torchio is the name given to the traditional olive press to be found in every village along the Ligurian coast in the past. The locals would all press their own olives at the same Torchio and distribute the virgin oil amongst them. Luigi Tendola always had such a press and for generations has been pressing the local olives from his native town of Castelnuovo Magra. The wine production came later when Giorgio took over from his father and started to bottle wines under the Colli di Luni appellation using local varieties Vermentino and the rare Vermentino Nero. This was start but this tiny winery has been revolutionised by Giorgio's children Gilda and her brother Edoardo who are 4th generation wine makers and have taken the traditional wine making of their region and added a bit of funk! The wines are classic in flavour and deliciously fresh and natural, the unusual Torchio Nero being particularly delicious with its resinous flavours and soft red fruits. The super cool labels designed by well known Italian artist Giorgio Musante, represent the vibrancy and youth of the wine makers and also the sunshine in the wine!

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