Made in honor of those brave men that altered the history of a nation, we created our limited production I Mille
Made in honor of those brave men that altered the history of a nation, we created our limited production I Mille.
In 1860, Giuseppe Garibaldi led one thousand men, including Francis’ Great Grandfather Francesco Pennino, on a dangerous sea expedition to the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies where they undertook a daring military campaign for Italian unification. Made in honor of those brave men that altered the history of a nation, we created our limited production I Mille.
Light and elegant on the palate, I Mille Vernaccia offers alluring notes of white flowers, hay, kumquat, peach, and pomelo. The fruit has a fresh, juicy quality that flows easily over the palate before arriving at a spicy, zesty pink peppercorn finish. Unlike other white varietals, our Vernaccia has an exotic character that is sultry and unique.
Though few in California are familiar with Vernaccia, as it is seldom bottled as a stand-alone varietal, it’s extremely popular in Tuscany and Sardinia. Light on the palate with citrus notes and a distinct salty-earthy sea spray impression, Vernaccia is transformed by the soils of Sonoma County to create a crisp, vibrant white wine.
With vines optimized by the preceding vintage, 2018 experienced a traditional season where heavy spring rains were followed by continuous summer warmth that allowed the vines to mature slowly. When harvest commenced in early fall, the fruit was perfectly ripe and very well balanced by crisp, natural acidity. The outstanding fruit quality of this vintage makes it the ideal year to debut this exciting limited production wine.