Badia di Morrona Rosso dei Poggi Toscana Bianco 2013
Straw yellow with greenish highlights of good intensity, the wine is fresh and elegant on the nose with delicate floral and citrus fruit notes. Crisp on the palate, soft and decisively savory it is ideal as an aperitif, with soft cheese, and with fish dishes. A wine to be drink while still young.
The Badia di Morrona is located in the Pisan hills (Colline Pisane) between Pisa and Florence and is one of the four badie or monasteries founded by the count of Fucecchio. The monastery dates back to the 11th century when it was run by Benedictine monks. It is a large estate dedicated both to farming and viticulture. The estate represents the perfect marriage between tradition and modern technology in the production of its wines and olive oil. In fact the current owners have recently completed building a new winery. Not only Chianti DOCG vines are grown but also Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Though the estate is relatively large, all grapes are harvested by hand.