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Englar Castle Winery

Englar Castle Winery
2015 Riesling, Alto Adige

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .6%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.80

Englar Castle Winery
2015 Riesling, Alto Adige

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .6%
Light straw green color. Clean, green aromas of green apples, green papaya, lilly, and melon with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, charming, medium-long lemon sorbet, white pepper, and green apple gel finish with fine, fruit tannins. A bright and zingy Italian white.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: green apples, green papaya, lilly, and melon
Taste Flavor: lemon sorbet, white pepper, and green apple gel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Potato Leek Soup, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bright and zingy Italian white.

The Producer

Englar Castle Winery

The Producer
Pigano 42
Appiano, BZ 39057
Italy
39 -3334953606

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.