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2014

Vignemastre Freccia Bianco

Trebbiano, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Vermentino, Moscato

Tuscany

12.5 Alcohol

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Starting in 2005, winemakers Filippo Artini and Dario Parenti, began producing wines that are clean and expressive of the fruit using simple vinification techniques. 'Freccia' is one of two wines created by Vignemastre. Both have low amounts of sulphites and all fruit is sourced from vineyards which are sustainably farmed with no fungicides, herbicides or pesticides. Only 5,000 cases are produced annually. We want to use this time to celebrate the usually unheralded Trebbiano. Permitted in over 80% of Italy's wine regions and the most widely vinified white varietal in Italy and France, but most people know little about it. Trebbiano is rarely written on labels, it doesn't get credit in many blends, and most of the grapes are used for brandy production. Trebbiano accounts for 65% of this blend - can you find the almond note that is characteristic of the varietal? Intended to be enjoyed fresh and youthful, drink in 2017 at 8C.


How it looks

Soft yellow with shimmery reflections and white rim.

How it smells

Expressive and unique aromas and a touch creamy. Although there is a lot to find on the nose, you need to let the wine open in order to discover them. A scavenger hunt for your nose! Meyer lemon and pineapple with hints of brown sugar, baked apples and hibiscus.

How it tastes

Supple mouth-feel with a lighter body. The acidity is pleasing and not astringent. The dominance of Chardonnay and Trebbiano lends a softness and juicy character in the wine. The strong aromatic contributions from the Moscato and Trebbiano take back seat and are replaced with citrus, lime zest and tangy melon. The tropical fruit salad is fresh and lingers through the finish.

Recommended food pairing

Categorized a 'crushable' wine, this needs no food to be enjoyed fully. Or, try light curry dishes, coconut shrimp, or Charbar's west coast black cod with lemon thyme butter.

2014Vignemastre Freccia Bianco

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$21.00
Club Price
$18.99

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