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Scores of our white wines by Robert Parker Wine Advocate
We are very proud to announce the scores of Monica Larner, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, for our white wines. Thank you for this evaluation!
Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2019 – 90+ Points
Albeit simple and very youthful, this is an excellent example from the Tuscan city of towers. Made with organically farmed fruit, the La Lastra 2019 Vernaccia di San Gimignano is fresh, sassy and even a touch spicy. You get great value here. The wine shows very sharp aromas of citrus, passion fruit and green papaya. But it’s like green papaya with a few sprinkles of Hungarian paprika dusted over the fruit. There are mineral notes and a touch of bitter almond at the back. Sip it alongside a platter of raw oysters with a spicy vinaigrette.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva 2015 – 92 Points
This Vernaccia opens to a saturated off-gold color that hints at the aged aromas you are sure to find in this five-year-old Tuscan white. The La Lastra 2015 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Riserva gives us confidence in the encouraging aging potential of a wine that is not usually set aside for future drink dates. The bouquet has transitioned away from fresh fruit, offering candied apricot, honey and saffron. The wine shows a very defined mineral component that frames the abundant flavors you get here. This is an unexpected wine, with fresh acidity, to pair with a delicate tandoori chicken.