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Massimo Ronca

Massimo Ronca
2015 Ulderico White Blend, Custoza Superiore DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99
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Massimo Ronca
2015 Ulderico White Blend, Custoza Superiore DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Light yellow straw color. Elegant, earthy aromas and flavors of chopped hazelnuts, ripe olives, sliced nectarine and papaya, and garden fresh herbs and celery root with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and a polished, complex, medium-long finish with impressions of caper berries, Italian lemon, slate, and baked apple with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A fantastically integrated wine with great savory complexity and elegant, mouthwatering acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: chopped hazelnuts, ripe olives, sliced nectarine and papaya, and garden fresh herbs and celery root
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of caper berries, Italian lemon, slate, and baked apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Grilled Sea Scallops, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fantastically integrated wine with great savory complexity and elegant, mouthwatering acidity.

The Producer

Ronca di Ronca Massimo

The Producer
Via Val di Sona 7
Sommacampagna, 37066
Italy
39 -458961641

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.