Lunae, Liguria di Levante IGT (Italy) Vermentino “Labianca” 2022

($20):  There is no better producer of Vermentino than Lunae.  And this light — 12.5 percent stated alcohol — and fresh IGT Vermentino, their so-called “entry level” wine, shows Lunae’s talents.  A hint of minerals buttressed by saline-acidity gives this bright and zesty wine a bit of depth.  Even though it is less prestigious than Lunae’s superb DOC Vermentino, it still grows in the glass.  It’s a fine introduction to a top producer.  Open some clams!
90 Michael Apstein Oct 10, 2023