Question: My constant go-to reds are the good-value Maremma wines. What white grape should I be looking for from that region?
Answer: Yes, the rather young Maremma Toscana appellation in Italy only got their DOC status in 2011 after using IGT for a while. However they have great diversity with lots of Tuscan red grape varieties (including the increasingly juicy native Ciliegiolo “little cherry”) plus International ones used in popular blends with more varietal wines all at good value. Smart choice. More wineries are starting out and much more grape production every vintage from this dynamic quickly expanding wine region. The hot white variety and new driving force of this region is VERMENTINO that has increased production rapidly over the last 5 years and is now over 1/3 of all grapes harvested each vintage in Maremma. Suggest you surprise yourself by trying a bottle of their “generous” style of Vermentino!
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