Synopsis, Our Opinion: A slightly rustic white with mysterious elegance and irresistible attraction.
Producer/Winery: Daniele Piccinin; Azienda Agricola Piccinin Daniele; San Giovanni Ilarione, Italy.
Grape Variety: Veneto blend – 70% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Grigio and 10% Durella.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Veneto, Italy.
Price: $15.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Seared salmon, roasted potatoes and corn on the cob from the garden.
Chilled before drinking. Clear, but with a thin veil of very fine sediment in solution, dark oat straw color. Apple cider, ripe quince, lemon and the unique smell of shadblow Serviceberry (Amelanchier canadensis) blossom aromas. Dry, chalky and slightly salty mouthfeel, medium body and a 400-grit texture. Strong yellow apple, lots of citrus, quince and apricot flavors with a background of intertwined salinity and mineral. Wonderful crisp acidity and a long mineral finish and aftertaste. WOW, WOW, this was a really fresh and flavorful Italian white wine. It tweaked our interest from start to finish and paired well with the salmon, but became a FANTASTIC sipping wine after the dinner. We called it a slightly rustic white with mysterious elegance and irresistible attraction.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Plastic cork.
UPC Code: Not available.
Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.