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Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco 2012


Recommendation: SUPER Italian white at a VERY good price.

Winery/Producer: Giuseppe Vajra; Barolo, Italy.

Grape Variety: Blend: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Nascetta and a tiny amount of Riesling

Geographic Region, Appellation: Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $20.00

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Paired With: An Armenian wrap and a pistachio baklava (From the Jerusalem Market in Greensboro, North Carolina)

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Crystal clear with just the slightest hint of pale yellow color. Strong ripe apple and citrus aromas but with nice hints of floral. Crisp, fresh apple and citrus taste that continues through a wonderful lingering dusty finish. OUTSTANDING and a two thumbs up Italian white wine. It’s aromatic, has GREAT body, VERY complex flavors, delicious with food and refreshing alone; but most of all it’s a wine with character!!! Excellent pairing with the flavors in the Armenian wrap.

    She said: Lovely mild citrus aroma leads to a palate that is creamy and medium bodied. Smooth and medium dry this is a delicious wine. It was overwhelmed by the sandwich but blossomed with the dessert and thereafter. At $20 it is not a bargain but is a very fine wine and well worth the price.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13%