A very nicely balanced orange that commands attention without being to loud and obvious. Plenty of mouth-puckering acidity and tannin that combine forces to have you reaching for the glass again immediately after you put it down.
Starring local specialty Vermentino with supporting acts from Muscat and Sauvignon Blanc.
Smells of hay, grapefruit rind, acacia blossom and mint. A touch above medium body, grapefruit again, mild tannin, great crunchy acidity, seaweed and nectarine.
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.