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Vallana Innominato Bianco 2018


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An eccentric Italian white wine.

Producer/Winery: Antonio Vallana; Maggora, Italy.

Grape Variety: Erbaluce.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Colline Novaresi; Piedmont, Italy.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $17.10 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Chicken Marsala on pasta and sliced & roasted eggplant with pesto, Parmesan cheese, fresh basil and fresh tomato on top.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, pale lemon yellow color. Light whiffs of apple and melon aromas. Smooth, slightly creamy and dry zesty mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 200-grit texture. Rich flavors of ripe apple and honeydew melon with just a smidgen of starfruit taste. Potent bright acidity and a dramatic finish that was uplifting, and fresh. Erbaluce is an uncommon Italian grape and the wine has an unusual flair too. The abounding acidity really gives it character, but it needs to be paired with very light dishes. We called it an eccentric Italian white wine.

Marina, Francis (a trained enologist with a Ph.D viticulture), and Miriam, the fifth generation who currently run the Vallana estate

Comments: Learn more about the Vallana and their wines.

See also: our reviews of other Vallana wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Piedmont Wine Imports; Durham, North Carolina.