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Nuragico

Nuragico
2015 "Justu", Vermentino, Sardegna DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Nuragico
2015 "Justu", Vermentino, Sardegna DOC

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .5%
Yellow straw color. Attractive, fruity, creamy aromas and flavors of peach and apple custard, praline, and dried pineapple and mango with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish that presents accents of lemon granita and pickled melon with silky, crunchy, fruit tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A silky, and attractive Italian white with a rich core of fruit and great balance.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: peach and apple custard, praline, and dried pineapple and mango
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of lemon granita and pickled melon
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish with Lemon and Herbs, Grilled Chicken with Mango-Papaya Relish, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky, and attractive Italian white with a rich core of fruit and great balance.

The Producer

Alma Wines

The Producer
2100 Salzedo Street, Suite 303
Miami, FL 33134
USA
1 305-3350667

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.