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.
Price: $19.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Ham, Swiss cheese, mushroom and green bean quiche and Vicky’s homemade Wood Ranch peanut slaw.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Slightly cloudy, light oat straw color, effervescent. Lots of yeasty aroma with hints of ripe Seckel pears and almond. Off-dry, medium-body, a little creamy and quite bubbly mouth-feel. Lots of fresh baked bread taste, but dominated by strong minerality and hints of lemon and orange flavors that continue through the medium-length, slightly tart finish. Nice yeasty effervescence, and if we had not had the Casa Belfi Colfondo Prosecco the day before I would have been raving about this wine. A good alternative to Prosecco and nice bubbly wine right to the last sip.
She said: Very foamy when poured, but became just bubbly almost immediately. Slightly cloudy (more so in later pours), mellow yellow and effervescent. Although not a Prosecco, this wine was similar in many respects to the Prosecco we had the previous night. Nice yeasty and citrus aromas. The mouth-feel was smooth, dry and followed through with peach flavors and a long yeasty finish with bubbles right to the end. I enjoyed the wine with dinner, but in the future would opt for the Casa Belfi Colfondo Prosecco because of its more varied flavors.
Alcohol Content: 12$
Closure: Bottle cap.
UPC Code: NA
Imported by: Louis/Dressner Selections; New York, New York.