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Polvaro Tenuta

Polvaro Tenuta
2016 Oro Blanco, Delle Venezie IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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Polvaro Tenuta
2016 Oro Blanco, Delle Venezie IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: <1%
Pale golden straw color. Floral aromas of aloe vera, tropical flowers, magnolia, and fresh juicy pear with an bright, fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long ripe green apple, coriander and cardamom, and honey butter finish with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A weighty and perfumed white with great complexity and character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: aloe vera, tropical flowers, magnolia, and fresh juicy pear
Taste Flavor: ripe green apple, coriander and cardamom, and honey butter
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Thai Coconut Curry Scallops, Grilled Langoustines, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A weighty and perfumed white with great complexity and character.

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.