White IGT Toscana
Four years ago, as I walked with our agronomer friend Stefano Pinzauti at the edge of an olive grove overlooking the Cecina Valley, I was struck by a big fossil shell emerging from the tilled land. Stefano stopped in his tracks to look at the shell. He crouched down, took a handful of earth and rubbed it in his palms to appraise its consistence. He crushed it between his thumb and forefinger and said “marine clay – the best soil for a great white.” He paused then added: “Perhaps a Riesling which favors this kind of soil. Well, the climate isn’t much like in Alsace, but this cool breeze coming in from the river will help.”
This is how Valdimare was born. A Tuscan Riesling, with aromas of green apple and the complexity of acacia flowers, delicately poised between freshness and the sapidity of a late harvest.