Vinous Reverie Notes
Certified organic. BEN is short for the Italian forename Beniamino, which is often bestowed upon the youngest and most beloved son. And this is true of Nittardi’s BEN, a long-cherished dream for the estate for their first Maremma white wine. BEN is made from 100% Vermentino, a grape varietal indigenous to Tuscany and found along the entire Mediterranean coast. The ideal microclimate here in Southern Maremma, not far from the Tyrrhenian coast, gives BEN its refreshing taste and subtle hint of saline minerality. Vineyard in Mongibello delle Mandorlaie between Scansano and Magliano, only 8 km away from the sea at an elevation of 250 meters. The soil is mostly sand with granite stones and clay underneath.