Italian White Wines Tasting Case
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Over the last few years, Italian white wine have made something of a comeback, for one reason is that they tend not to be oaky and thus offer great freshness. They are great with food too thanks to the good minerality they provide, esoecially good with fish and seafood, they can be drunk year round.
We have seen not just the old favourites like Soave and Pinot Grigio return to popularity but lesser known wines such as Falanghina and Favorita are topping the pops too.
This case contains:
Soave Classico "Cimalta" - Corte Adami
100% Garganega grape,the nose is delicately floral with ripe yellow fruit and a chalky, citrus edge. Deliciously refreshing and lengthy on the palate, this uniquely mineral, almost saline Soave also has plenty of ripe, citrussy fruit that lingers all the way through the finish. A high altitude vineyard and a high peak of winemaking.
Favorita "Alissa" - Ciabot Berton
Favorita is the Piemonte name for Vermentino. The enticing nose of this wine has delicate aromas of citrus and of more exotic fruits. The palate is similarly graceful and fresh, leading to a vibrant finish with a final note of richness.
Gavi Etichetta Bianca - Tenuta la Marchesa
Perhaps the most popular of Piemontese white wines, Gavi comes from close to the city of Alessandria. It has bright, green apple and pear fruit dominating the bouquet, with hints of wild flowers poking through. The palate is generous yet stylish, with a perfect level of acidity to balance the unexpectedly rich core of white fruit.
Falanghina Irpinia "Lila" - Cavalier Pepe
Falanghina is an old vine variety found in Campania where it gives its finest expression. The nose of green apple and banana really get the juices going.On the palate it is fresh, well flavoured with a crunchy acidity to bring the palate to life.Excellent with food but a joy as an aperitif too.
Pinot Grigio "Alisia" - Astoria Vini
This is what Pinot Grigio should be like. Astoria Alisia Pinot Grigio is fresh yet soft on the palate, with hay and nutty notes alongside delicate peppery spice with delicious pear fruit and a perfect level of acidity to refresh the palate. As you would expect, no oak is used as it would detract from the natural purity of fruit.
Riesling "Castel Ringberg" - Elena Walch
This is a single vineyard wine of the very highest quality. The Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Riesling entices from the outset with its subtle straw yellow colour. Aromas of white peaches, a hint of citrus fruit and fresh, spicy, mineral notes dominate the bouquet. The brisk freshness of the fruit and the tangy acidity unfurl on the palate, combining with the mineral structure, a filigree elegance and a mouthwatering finish.
The 6 bottle case contains one bottle of each wine; the 12 bottle case contains two bottles of each wine.