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La Biancara Garg’n’go Gargenega 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A good alternative to Prosecco and nice bubbly wine

Producer/Winery: Angiolino Maule; La Biancara; Gambellara, Italy

Grape Variety: Garganega.

Geographic Appellation: Veneto, Italy.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Ham, Swiss cheese, mushroom and green bean quiche and Vicky’s homemade Wood Ranch peanut slaw.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Slightly cloudy, light oat straw color, effervescent. Lots of yeasty aroma with hints of ripe Seckel pears and almond. Off-dry, medium-body, a little creamy and quite bubbly mouth-feel. Lots of fresh baked bread taste, but dominated by strong minerality and hints of lemon and orange flavors that continue through the medium-length, slightly tart finish. Nice yeasty effervescence, and if we had not had the Casa Belfi Colfondo Prosecco the day before I would have been raving about this wine. A good alternative to Prosecco and nice bubbly wine right to the last sip.

    She said: Very foamy when poured, but became just bubbly almost immediately. Slightly cloudy (more so in later pours), mellow yellow and effervescent. Although not a Prosecco, this wine was similar in many respects to the Prosecco we had the previous night. Nice yeasty and citrus aromas. The mouth-feel was smooth, dry and followed through with peach flavors and a long yeasty finish with bubbles right to the end. I enjoyed the wine with dinner, but in the future would opt for the Casa Belfi Colfondo Prosecco because of its more varied flavors.

Angiolino Maule in the La Biancara vineyard
Photo from La Biancara.

Comments: Learn more about Angiolino Maule and his wines.

Alcohol Content: 12$

Closure: Bottle cap.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.