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Claudio Vio Riviera Ligure di Ponente 2018


Synopsis, Our Opinion: A delightful fresh and savory Vermentino.

Producer/Winery: Azienda Agricola Claudio Vio; Vendone, Italy.

Grape Variety: Vermentino.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Riviera Ligure di Ponente; Liguria, Italy.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Chicken with peanut sauce.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Clear, dark oat straw color. Enhanced apple, peach and citrus aromas. Smooth yet tangy and dusty mouthfeel, medium body and a 400-grit texture. Apple, peach, cooked Kieffer pears, and light lemon flavors. VERY FRESH crisp acidity with a medium length wonderful dry dusty mineral finish and a bitter fruity aftertaste. WOW the crisp freshness and minerality were OUTSTANDING. The dinner was not spicy and the pairing was really just OK; however, it became very delicious sipping without food after the dinner. In the end we called it a delightful fresh and savory Vermentino.

Azienda Agricola Claudio Vio vineyard
Photo from Claudio Vio.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Plastic cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Portovino; Buffalo, New York.