Castello Montauto, Vernaccia di San Gimignano (Tuscany, Italy) 2012

($13, Banfi Imports): Vernaccia di San Gimignano, a light white wine, was the first to be awarded DOC status in 1966.  Despite that accolade, it seems to have lost panache, which is too bad because it’s a great choice for a multitude of lighter styled seafood dishes.  Castello Montauto belongs to the Cecchi family, always a reliable name, and delivers a touch more body than most Vernaccia di San Gimignano.  Clean and crisp, it has a subtle and attractive bitterness in the finish.
88 Michael Apstein Feb 25, 2014