Vermentino, Abbazia Di Monte Oliveto Maggiore 2014, Tuscany, Italy

Country: Italy

Colour / Style: White

Featured in: Episode 4

As chosen by: Matthew Goode

In the middle ages the monks here were allowed up to a bottle or so of this a day after their work. Today they make this Vermentino in a fresh, lightly-spiced style with a hint of pear fruit. Perfect with shellfish and seafood and apt too – the monks gave up meat as a sign of purity.