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2018 Lunae Vermentino Black LabelVermentino from Italy

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"The Vermentino Etichetta Nera (Black Label) is the winery's flagship wine and the recipient of many accolades including the coveted 3 Bicchieri Award by Gambero Rosso for 9 ye...

  • 95 Wine Review Online
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95

“I know my editor, and others, are wondering how I could possibly could give 95 points to a Vermentino. Taste it and you’ll see. As much as I like Lunae Bosoni’s “Grey Label” Vermentino, this, their so-called “Black Label,” is just better. It has everything that their Grey Label has, but is longer, denser, more complex. In brief, it’s a more complete wine. Both floral and mineral-infused, it’s amazingly long and bright. It has enormous energy that persists into the finish and then some. It’s one of the best Vermentinos I’ve ever had. The leap in quality is likely due to both a careful selection of grapes and a bit, but not too much, of skin maceration in the winery. On a personal note, usually, after I taste samples that have been sent to me, I give the remainder of the bottles to friends. Not this one. I drank it with our dinner of grilled swordfish in a robust tomato caper sauce. Gambero Rosso, one of Italy’s most prominent wine reviewers, has awarded this wine tre bicchieri (three glasses), its highest ranking, 10 years in a row. I’m betting this will be the 11th.” - M.A. (July 2019)

Product Description:

"The Vermentino Etichetta Nera (Black Label) is the winery's flagship wine and the recipient of many accolades including the coveted 3 Bicchieri Award by Gambero Rosso for 9 years in a row.

This is a selection from older vines (35 years on average) on hillside. The traditional characteristics of Vermentino are enhanced here by the cold maceration on the skins which translates into richer and more complex sensations on the nose and in the mouth. All stainless steel. 3 months on lees.

Aromas range from spring flowers to acacia blossom honey and golden apple. Crisp with a touch of saltiness on the finish. Due to its complexity this Vermentino is best enjoyed with food such as all types of seafood dishes but also poultry and white meat courses." - Importer

Product Detail

Item # 116791
Country Italy
Region Sardinia
Sub-Region Vermentino di Sardegna
Ratings

95 - Wine Review Online

Vintage 2018
Color White
ABV 13.0%
Varietal(s) Vermentino
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste green apple, lime, citrus, pear and acid
Nose floral note, mineral, apricot, peach and acacia