Wine Spectator 89 points - Bright and tangy, offering accents of chive blossom and lemon curd to the pineapple and melon notes. Open-knit and creamy, with a smoky, mineral-tinged finish. Garganega, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2018. 50,000 cases made. From Italy. A.N. (Oct 7 2013)
The Monteforte area within the Veneto region of northern Italy. Vines are planted on 110 acres of volcanic tuff and limestone, and are trained using the horizontal spurred cordon method.
|Wine maker notes
|Grapes are de-stemmed and undergo cold maceration and a soft pneumatic pressing. After fermentation at a controlled temperature, the wine matures in steel vats for six months, with regular battonage. Once bottled, the wine rests in cellar for three months prior to release.
|Well-matched with smoked or grilled fish, shellfish, lobster salad and roast chicken.