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Massimo Ronca

Massimo Ronca
2016 Vignaiolo In Sommacampagna White Blend, Custoza DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.99

Massimo Ronca
2016 Vignaiolo In Sommacampagna White Blend, Custoza DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Bright yellow straw color. Fruity, fresh aromas of white peach bellini, passion fruit gelee, and wintergreen with a satiny, lively, dryish light body and a captivating, medium-long citrus zest, quartz, and fresh herb salad finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A crisp and satisfying white wine for many occasions.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: white peach bellini, passion fruit gelee, and wintergreen
Taste Flavor: citrus zest, quartz, and fresh herb salad
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and satisfying white wine for many occasions.

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.