Decanter assigns 95 points to Vernaccia Vigna Santa Margherita 2019, the cru of our cellar:
“Panizzi lies west of the town on fine-textured soils rich in seashells, producing wines with authority and salty yellow-fruit notes. It’s a historic estate on a steady upward path since 2011 under Walter Sovran’s terroir-driven management. New life has been given to the genetically unique heritage strains of Vernaccia here, dating from before late founder Giovanni Panizzi bought the estate in 1979. The wines sing clear with creamy, rich fruit and – in this barrel fermented example – classy, light-touch oak. Drinking window 2021-2030”.