Loghi Bianco Toscana, 2020, 750ml
The Loghi Bianco is Valentino’s Trebbiano and Malvasia blend, coming from his 15-year-old estate fruit within the Orcia Valley. This is a beautiful expression of his grapes, as after the hand-harvested fruit was brought into the cellar, it was gently pressed and fermented very slowly in stainless steel tanks to retain the fresh acidity as well as the aromatic quality of the grapes. After a light filtering and modest dosing of SO2, the resulting wine remains fresh and lively from start to finish. From the nose to the palate, this wine offers minerals, stone fruits, salt, and truffle. Crispy lime and fresh apples that are deliciously caked in salt but they seem to be missing the caramel that could be expected with the round and exciting texture. A wine for fresh foods at the table, as it is long and expressive and dances between fruit and minerality.