Recommendation: An unusual Italian white that was delicious and a true BARGAIN.
Winery/Producer: Stefano Antonucci; Azienda Santa Barbara; Barbara, Italy.
Grape Variety: Verdicchio (Trebbiano di Soave).
Geographic Region, Appellation: Castelli di jesi; Marche, Italy
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Garden salad with butternut squash oil and sherry vinegar dressing and cheese.
He said: Chilled before opening. Clear, light lemon color with just a slight greenish tint. Intense fresh floral and, melon aromas that gives the wine a GREAT start. Fresh cut melon and ripe nectarine in the taste and by mid-palate it’s really lush and fruity. Than it ends dry, with just a touch of crisp citrus in the long tart finish than ends with a slight bitterness. An unusual Italian white that was delicious and a true BARGAIN.
She said: Clear, pale yellow color with a slight effervescence. Fruity aroma led to a light fruit taste and a crispy mouth-feel that morphed into a tartness and stayed to the end of the finish. Although the wine did not complement the salad well, it was very good with the cheese and sipping alone.Comments: Learn more about Stefano Antonucci and his Verdicchio wines.
UPC Code: 7 61503 82301 4
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.
Photo from Corso 101.