95% Vermentino, 5%Albarola
What the Critics are Saying
“Crisp and fruity, this wine begs to be poured next to the seafood hauled from the sea just a stone’s throw from its vineyards. Green apples, lime and minerals. The perfect wine for seaside sipping!”
The Colli di Luni DOC straddles Liguria and Tuscany on the picturesque Italian Riviera. Altitudes range from 50 to 450 meters above sea level. At the base of the hill, Tuscan loam and clay dominates. Towards the top, the sand of Liguria mixes with high pH, iron-rich soils (the vineyard is planted on top of an old mine!). Ivans 24 plots of Vermentino are further broken down into 50-70 different fermentations, the exact science of each one determined by the grapes and the terroir. After fermentation, the lots rest on the lees for 6 months. After racking, the final blend is decided. 3333 cases are produced annually of this hand-made beauty.
At once both Tuscan and Ligurian, the wines of Terenzuola reflect the duality of their terroir. The vineyards face the Mediterranean, which provides warm sun and cool breezes, but also find themselves in the Apuan Alps (a subzone of the Apennine mountain chain), which provide freshness and complexity. The resulting wines dance on the palate with an incredible balance of fruit, minerality, acidity and complexity. And the history of the family that owns the estate is no less captivating than the wines themselves!
Farming Practice: Practicing Organic