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Polvaro Tenuta

Polvaro Tenuta
2016 Classico White , Lison DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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Polvaro Tenuta
2016 Classico White , Lison DOCG

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Vegetables

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Pale golden straw color. Aromas of fresh apple sauce, tangerine zest, dried white flowers, and hint of walnut with a round, vibrant, dryish medium body and a graceful, medium-length lemon bar and almond skins finish with silky, fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A richly textured white with delicate flavors for sipping and pairing.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: fresh apple sauce, tangerine zest, dried white flowers, and hint of walnut
Taste Flavor: lemon bar and almond skins
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Beets with Goat Cheese, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A richly textured white with delicate flavors for sipping and pairing.

The Producer

Tenuta Polvaro

The Producer
Via Polvaro 35
Annone Veneto,
Italy

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.