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Arche Trebbiano Rubicone 2016


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A neutral-tasting, nondescript white wine.

Producer/Winery: Casa Vinicola Botter (Botter S.P.A.); Fossalta di Piave, Italy.

Grape Variety: Trebbiano (Ugni Blanc).

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Rubicone; Emilia Romagna, Italy.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $11.00 (with a wine dinner discount)

Purchased From: Bistro B; Kernersville, North Carolina.

Paired With: (Left-over Thanksgiving dinner) Roast turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes/apples, roasted vegetables, Oysters Rockefeller, corn on the cob from the garden and fresh from the oven Amish dinner rolls.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear and colorless. Zero…no aroma. Smooth, dry, dusty, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Very light cooked apple and lemon grass flavors with a fine dusty mouth-feel that dominates the taste. Abundant fresh acidity and a powerful very bitter finish that continues with a strong graphite aftertaste and a dusty, cottony feel in the mouth. Well, we had this wine at a wine dinner and almost always only purchase the wine we like best. After drinking it with the leftover turkey dinner we both said we would not be disappointed if we never had another bottle, but at the same time said we would not be unhappy if we had another bottle in our cellar!!! It was a “not bad” wine at best and it’s strong virtues were the $11 price tag and it wasn’t sweet. We called it a neutral-tasting, nondescript white wine.

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Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Screw Cap.

UPC Code: 8 008863 011357

Imported by: Bacchanal Wine Imports; Port Chester, New York.