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Bù Splendido

Bù Splendido
NV Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .32%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$9.99
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'2016 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $10 and Under'

Bù Splendido
NV Italy

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Vegetables

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .32%
Yellow straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of peony, ripe peaches, and fruit salad with an bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish manifesting suggestions of orange and Meyer lemon and honeycrisp apple with no oak flavor. A very tasty, lightly floral, crowd-pleasing white blend that will appeal to fans of Conundrum.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Quaffable & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: peony, ripe peaches, and fruit salad
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of orange and Meyer lemon and honeycrisp apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fruit Salad, Waldorf Salad, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very tasty, lightly floral, crowd-pleasing white blend that will appeal to fans of Conundrum.

The Importer

Constellation Brands Canada

The Importer
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Rougemont, QB J0L 1M0
Canada
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Regional Other Italian White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although red wines are a more famous entity in Italy, there are excellent whites produced in many regions throughout the country. Two cool climate regions in the north that produce some of the finest examples are Alto Adige and Friuli. The wines from these regions, most notably Gewürztraminer and Pinot Bianco from the former and Friulano and Sauvignon from the latter, are deeply concentrated with expressive aromatics and vibrant acidity.

Campania is another great region for white wines in Italy; producers her work with grapes such as Greco (Greco di Tufo) and Fiano (Fiano di Avellino), varieties planted there more than two millennia ago by Greek colonists. Falanghina, a grape that produces a medium-bodied white with very good acidity, is another specialty from Campania.

Carricante is a sleek dry white from Sicily, while Vermentino is a high acid white from coastal vineyards in Liguria and Tuscany. Also from Tuscany is Vernaccia di San Gimignano, an underrated dry white with melon and almond notes.

Most Italian whites are aged in steel to preserve the aromatics. While some are best consumed young (with vegetable risotto or lighter seafood), many of the best examples (Greco di Tufo, Friulano) age for a decade or more from the best producers in the finest vintages.