Corzano e Paterno Il Corzanello Bianco 2016
If you, dear reader, manage to ever visit the fantastic farm of Aljoschi Goldschmidt in Tuscany, you will receive an email from him prior to your arrival. Contained within will be advice to NOT trust your car's GPS to find the winery, and should you choose to use the GPS anyway you will instead end up on a driveway suitable only for mountain goats. And your rental car will be toast.
So on my first visit to Corzano e Paterno, I almost needed a new rental car.
But after slowly backing out of the rut-lined "road", I made the 20 minute circuit around this large property and found the correct driveway. It's a long slow drive and one that you wish could take just one way in, and to never return to reality.
This is an extraordinary Tuscan farm of olive trees, sheep (for Tuscany's best cheese), and wine. We'll get around to importing cheese and oil in the year's to come but its the wine that will lift our boat and introduce you to this incredible place.
Il Corzanello is the name of a house on the property and is surrounded by a melange of white grapes--Trebbiano, Malvasia, Petit Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Chardonnay. All the grapes are co-fermented and just one white wine is made from the property--a deeply rich, lively, somewhat grassy and smoky white with uncommon depth and complexity.
Forget Pinot Grigio. This is the most wonderful Italian white on the planet today. For my money anyway.
Drink it now and drink it often. You won't find another option at this price, anywhere.