Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lungarotti Torre di Giano Bianco di Torgiano DOC 2010

From Umbria Italy, this is a blend of 70% Trebbiano (harvested in Mid-September) & 30% Grechetto (picked at the end of September) and fermented in stainless steel.

Pale straw green colors with attractive aromas of key lime pie and a floral touch, dry with fresh acidity and fruit flavors of green melon and pear, accompanied by a pleasant nutty edge. Good, clean, and slightly bitter finish with decent length. Will work well especially if paired with risotto, seafood or pasta. 12% Alcohol, SRP $15.

The name Torgiano is a composite of Torre (Tower) and Giano (The Roman God Janus) originated in Roman times.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Vesevo Beneventano Falanghina 2010 IGT

Volcanic soil imparts exotic minerality, deep complexity and a creamy texture with clear clean light passing through golden colors, on the nose melon, mint and acacia, but bursting onto the palate with bright apples, ripe pineapple & banana merging into a lemon lime finish.

This white is a total summertime treat with big flavors and a mellowness that is completely satisfying, especially for $16