Gorgona Bianco 2022, Frescobaldi


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Exciting, fabulous and absolutely distinctive, this has deeply inviting, fresh yet complex aromas of lemon rind, beeswax and honey; developing into a glorious jamboree of nectarine, apricot, drippingly juicy mango, tangy clementine and even an intimation of caramelised maple syrup. Lively, fresh and beguiling, with Tuscan Vermentino’s easy charm, it has further layers of richness that sets it apart as a particularly special wine. On the palate, orange blossom honey, elderflower, apricot purée and lemon sorbet. Beautifully sumptuous, rounded texture, with a brisk, briny brightness that attests to its island origin. Miniscule quantities are made from the island’s five hectares of vineyard. This wine has a unique story – made on Europe’s only island prison, Gorgona, by inmates nearing the end of long sentences. Frescobaldi agreed to work with the Italian Justice Ministry to help provide prisoners with skills and savings to prepare them for life on the outside. Indeed, upon release, a number of Gorgona ‘graduates’ have chosen a career in vine husbandry or wine production.