Grapes: 40% Vermentino, 40% Viognier, 20% Fiano
On the palate, the 2017 Ca' Marcanda Vistamare is fresh and compact with notes of bergamot, pear, nectarine and white currant. Then it shifts towards a more mineral and spicy character, with notes of flint, rosemary and saffron. The wine gets riper in the finish with hints of mango, along with a slight hint of olives.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This is this publication's first review for Vistamare, which has been produced since 2009. The 2017 Vistamare is a blend of 45% Vermentino, 40% Viognier and 15% Fiano. The Vermentino and Fiano are fermented in stainless steel, while the Viognier goes into wood—some with lees aging and some not, to avoid it being too heavy and fat. The vines are shaded, thanks to the leafy canopy (with a view of the sea in Bibbona, hence the name "vistamare"), to keep the fruit cool and to preserve the acidity. The 2017 vintage shows concentrated freshness with Mediterranean notes of mint and sage.