Corzanello Bianco is dry, crisp, fresh, aromatic and medium-bodied (a perfect pairing for the cheeses Aljosha's wife produces from the sheep). Composed of Malvasia, Trebbiano, Chardonnay Semillon, and Petit Manseng this vibrant wine complements white-fleshed fish, crab, pasta dishes and hors d’oeurvres.
About this wine producer: When Swiss architect Wendel Gelpke bought Corzano in the early 1970s, he promised the Marchese Ippolito Niccolini that his run-down seventy-hectare estate would remain intact forever. He made the same covenant with the Marchesa Rangoni-Machiavelli when he bought her Fattoria di Paterno. Together, they form a 140-hectare estate that produces some of the finest olive oil, sheep’s milk cheeses, and wine in all of Tuscany. A member of Wendel Gelpke’s family manages every activity, including the holiday rental of the beautifully restored farmhouses and apartments. Aljoscha Goldschmidt, the managing agronomist and winemaker, is Wendel Gelpke’s nephew. If you ever meet “Joschi,” you are as likely to be charmed by his musical, Dutch-accented English as by his irresistible wines.
Amazing wine for the beach!! Love it.