Full Review

Ramello

Ramello
2015 Cortese Alto Manferrato, Asti

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
Best Buy

Ramello
2015 Cortese Alto Manferrato, Asti

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 11.5%
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of dried lemon, straw, and hazelnut with a supple, tart, petillant, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, relaxed finish that presents notes of kiwi, strawberry pips, and grass and chalk. A nice dry, tart seafood wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Quaffable & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dried lemon, straw, and hazelnut
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of kiwi, strawberry pips, and grass and chalk
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Oysters Rockefeller, Lox and Bagels, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice dry, tart seafood wine.

The Producer

Cantina Sanrocco

The Producer
46 Via Provinciale
Vigliano d’ Asti,
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.