Summer sip: Dogajolo Toscano Bianco 2020

Is it sweltering where you are? It is in New York… As summer temperatures climb, refreshing sip is what I’m looking for – crisp, vibrant, and will deliver a cool chill in my glass.

You might be reaching for a New Zealand Sauv Blanc, or a Spanish Albariño. But let’s try to explore something different today: a sip of dry white wine from Tuscany. Sure, Tuscany is more famous for its glorious red wines, most people might not even know they make whites also.

The main white grapes native to region are Trebbiano, Malvasia, Vermentino and Vernaccia. International varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Viognier are also planted here and have become increasingly popular in recent years. These wines are typically made in an unoaked style, with mainly refreshing primary fruit notes and lower alcohol, making them remarkably well served cold – summer-friendly, aren’t they?

This Dogajolo Toscano Bianco 2020 is a blend of Chardonnay, Grechetto, and Sauvignon Blanc, produced from estate-grown vineyards. The grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed, the juice is then cooled and left on the skins for a short period of time. After pressing and settling the wine is fermented under temperature-controlled conditions. White floral aromas, tingly lemon-lime, and peach flavors – it would be excellent as an aperitif. Or if you’re like me who’s too lazy to cook a proper meal on a hot summer night, just grab some cheese and sardines and have a sip: enjoy the pure summertime in liquid form!