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Tintero Grangia Blanco (NV)


Recommendation: OUTSTANDING inexpensive Italian white that’s way, way under-valued

Winery/Producer: Marco Tintero; Mango, Italy.

Grape Variety: White Blend: 50% Favorita, 25% Moscato, 20% Arneis and 5% Chardonnay.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Moscato d’Asti, Langhe; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: Non Vintage.

Price: $9.90 with a 10% mixed case discount.

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

Paired With: Chicken kabobs, golden rice flavored with turmeric, garden kale and romaine salad with artisan oil and vinegar dressing.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, very light wheat straw color with a slight spritz. Light citrus and ripe melon aromas. Fantastic crisp, bubbly mouth-feel that immediately goes into a smooth flavorful taste that includes lemon and tangerine and is just off-dry. All this finishes slightly tart and with hints of limestone minerality. WONDERFUL, crisp, refreshing, low alcohol, EASY DRINKING white wine…it’s the “PERFECT” summer white either with food or sipping during a warm afternoon on the patio. OUTSTANDING inexpensive Italian white that’s way, way under-valued and it gets an unconditional recommendation from me.

    She said: Clear, very pale yellow color. Slightly effervescent, with a mild floral aroma that blossomed into a lemony flavor. The mouth feel was light, crisp and the effervescence added to the very accessible clean taste that lasted into the long finish. This is a very refreshing wine that was especially good with the salad, but was also delicious without food. It’s a great choice for a summer afternoon with a few nibbles. A fantastic value for the money and a very delicious white wine.

    Tintero’s Farm vineyard in the hills of Mango, Italy

    Comments: Learn more about the Tintero’s farm and their wines.

Alcohol: 11.5%

UPC Code: 7 61503 72399

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.

Photo from Tintero; Mango, Italy.