A winery that for at least 25 years has been making history with Vernaccia di San Gimignano: this is how Ernesto Gentili, curator of the "L'Espresso" Wines of Italy Guide,
presents our winery in his piece dedicated to Panizzi wines reviews: the focus is on Vernaccia, of course, but Gentili also warmly recommends the Panizzi reds, the Pinot Nero 2018 and Folgore 2015, defined as "surprising" in his introduction to the tastings.
For those who are following the wine news, it would hardly be necessary to mention the yet another expected recognition of the quality of the various versions of Vernaccia di San Gimignano presented this year by Panizzi, given that the qualitative history of this classic Tuscan white has been at the heart of this winery for at least a quarter of century.
But it would be appropriate to underline the strong signals coming from the red wine sector: a pleasant and well-defined Pinot Noir, at least in its varietal character - and it is not the first time -, is accompanied by the surprising Folgòre 2015, a blend tosco-bordolese (Sangiovese with additions of cabernet sauvignon and merlot) with an energetic and strong-willed character.
San Gimignano Rosso Doc Folgòre 2015
Clean, intense, rich, with a strongly perceived power which however does not weigh down, the centre of the palate is dense, and it develops with continuity and balance. Consistently persistent on the finish. 91/100
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Riserva 2016
Spicy and aromatic herbs emerge on the nose and accompany a flavour characterized by a robust structure and a strong saline vein that emerges decisively in the finish. The attack on the palate is soft, full, intensely marked by smoky and peaty notes, distinctive signs of its character. 91/100
Vernaccia di San Gimignano Docg Vigna Santa Margherita 2018
intense, long, tasty, the nose evokes white flowers, spices, vanilla and smoky tones; the final is still slightly woody but not lacking in energy. A wine to keep. 90/100