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Il Torchio Vermentino Nero 2015/17

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One Line Description Il Torchio Nero, 100% Vermentino Nero, light, fresh, sunshine red, very characterful, pine resin, herbs and fresh crunchy red fruits.
Production Method Conventional
Country Italy Italian
Region Liguria, Italy
Producer Il Torchio
Vintage 2015
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Medium bodied
Grape Blend 100% Vermentino Nero
Alcohol 13% 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 Medium term, up to 5 years but delicious in youth
Production Detail Natural yeast, minimum intervention in vineyard and cellar.
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Il Torchio Nero, 100% Vermentino Nero, light, fresh, sunshine red, very characterful, pine resin, herbs and fresh crunchy red fruits. This is my go to wine for summer drinking! Il Torchio Nero is a delicious summer red from this tiny producer on the Ligurian/Tuscan border 5 km from the coast. Made from 100% Vermentino Nero, it is medium bodied, lively, fruity and immensely characterful drinking. The terroir and local pine and scrub are catured in the glass and bound up with delicious red fruits, notes of wild herbs and lovely savoury, saltiness on the finish.


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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