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Il Torchio Bianco - Buon Vino Natural Wines
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Il Torchio Vermentino Bianco 2020

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One Line Description Il Torchio Bianco 100% Vermentino, natural wine, low sulphites, artisan production, Ligurian coast, note of pine, delicious tropical fruits, salty twang.
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Italy Italian
Region Liguria, Italy
Producer Il Torchio
Vintage 2020
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 micro-climate has a breeze from the Mediterranean sea. Limestone, Sandstone, siliceous.
Total Sulphur Level 32 mg/l
Annual Production 5 - 10,000 bottles
Ageing Potential A wine that is best drunk young although will keep nicely for up to 5 years
Production Detail Natural yeast, minimum intervention in vineyard and cellar, organic fruit, stainless steel
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Unfined


Il Torchio Bianco 100% Vermentino, natural wine, low sulphites, artisan production, Ligurian coast, note of pine, delicious tropical fruits, salty twang. Vermentino is a grape indigenous to this beautiful area of the Ligurian hinterland. The vines lie 5km from the Mediterranean which gives the wine a subtle edge of fresh sea air to balance it's fresh tropical fruit character. It's fresh, fruity and floral with herbs and pine. A real wine of terroir, and a glass of pure Italy. 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! All the vines are farmed organically and wine making is natural with indigenous yeasts, steel tanks, and virtually no fining, filtration and sulphur. 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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