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Rocca delle Macìe
Occhio a Vento Vermentino
Grape Varieties100% Vermentino
AppellationMaremma Toscana DOC
- 90 Points
DescriptionThe late Italo Zingarelli, a highly-acclaimed Italian film producer best known for his classic spaghetti westerns, purchased Rocca delle Macìe properties in Castellina in Chianti in 1973 and thus embarked on a career as one of Chianti Classico's more unlikely wine producers. Thanks to his dedication and passion and that of his son Sergio, who now oversees the property, Rocca delle Macìe has become one of Tuscany's leading wine estates. Rocca delle Macìe Vermentino di Toscana, Occhio a Vento (eye of the wind) is a local reference to the warm, dry Mediterranean sea breezes that influence the Casamaria vineyard in Maremma, source of this Vermentino, fostering the development of a distinctive freshness and minerality in the grapes.
VinificationSelect ripe grapes undergo cold fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by malolactic fermentation. The wine is left to rest on its lees for 2-3 months before bottling.
ColorPale straw gold with light green reflections
NoseAromatic and refreshing, with notes of fresh citrus fruit and wild herbs
PalateFlavors of ripe peach and lemon sorbet are accented by intriguing notes of wild herbs, concluding in a lingering finish
AnalysisAlcohol: 13 %
Serving SuggestionsThis aromatic and refreshing white wine is a splendid companion for spicier dishes, white meat, fish, and vegetable entrees.