Purveyors of fine grape juice
2017 Vini Di Giovanni Vermentuzzo umbria, italy
$42

The shepherd that makes wine.
So excited to have these in the shop.
Giovanni Battista Mesina and his ancestors mainly raised sheep to produce milk, wool cheese and meat. Now, he's making wine as well. The vineyard land is tiny, as of 2017 only 3 hectares total. Vernaccia Rossa are the primary red grapes while Vermentino is the white grape of choice thanks to Giovanni's Sardinian heritage and pride that comes with it. 2017 was Giovanni's first bottled production. Before this, the wines were made strictly for home consumption and direct sales to locals.
This is straight Vermentino - 2 days on skins, stainless steel, no sulfur additions.

Origin umbria, italy
Year 2017
Varietal vermentino
Style fresh & alive