Crisp, easy-drinking Ligurian style 100% Vermentino white with plenty of character to stand on own or with food. A wonderful expression of the regional flavours.
Jasmine and elderflower aromatics with some lemon zest and flint. Crisp white wine generally but it has a juicy body of stone fruit, lemon rind, some fresh herb garnish and that flinty-ness carrying through too.
Great to plonk on a table and enjoy with some friends over some Ligurian olives and focaccia or a seafood based local dish.
il Torchio is the burgeoning project of siblings Gilda and Edoardo, and Gildas spouse Alessandro. They took over the family vineyard suddenly in 2012 after their grandfather, who was a regional winemaking pioneer and advocate of the Colli di Luni appellation, passed away. They dropped their various careers in London and elsewhere to take on the winery.
They are the custodians of a special site. A rare 6 hectare estate in an area where vineyard land is often separate parcels. They sit in an amphitheater at base of the majestic hilltop town of Castelnuovo magra with eyes looking at the sea and mountains to the other sides. This is text book and postcard wine making land.
Put all of this together with wines that are naturally crafted and a love and respect for the local varieties, primarily - Vermentino, Moscato, Sangiovese (the area borders Tuscany) and also some other international varieties. Then you get wines of strong character and local charm. We adore them.