Full Review

Kin

Kin
2015 Erbaluce Di Caluso DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$75

Kin
2015 Erbaluce Di Caluso DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Golden straw color. Aromas of buttered toast, golden apples, blond tobacco, and pressed flowers with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length bruleed citrus finish with moderate oak flavor. A nice oaky Italian white sipper for fans of dry, oak driven Chardonnay.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: buttered toast, golden apples, blond tobacco, and pressed flowers
Taste Flavor: bruleed citrus
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice oaky Italian white sipper for fans of dry, oak driven Chardonnay.

The Producer

Azienda Agricola Tappero Merlo Domenico

The Producer
25, Via Provincale
Loranze,
Italy
39 -3487502908

Their Portfolio

88 Kin 2015 Erbaluce Di Caluso DOCG 13% (Italy) $75.00.

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.