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Luna di Luna

Luna di Luna
2016 The Original, Pinot Grigio-Chardonnay, Delle Venezie IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .5%
Certified Organic
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$8.99
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Luna di Luna
2016 The Original, Pinot Grigio-Chardonnay, Delle Venezie IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12% RS: .5%
Pale straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of pink grapefruit, vanilla bean, and apple taffy with a velvety, soft, fruity medium body and a smooth, medium finish with suggestions of lemon buttercream frosting with soft, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. An attractive quaffer or everyday white.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: pink grapefruit, vanilla bean, and apple taffy
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of lemon buttercream frosting
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken Pizza, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An attractive quaffer or everyday white.

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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.