Full Review

San Zenone

San Zenone
2016 Bianco, Delle Venezie IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6
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San Zenone
2016 Bianco, Delle Venezie IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Bright golden straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of baked peach, nougat, kiwi and melon rind, and grass with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish with accents of lemon spritzed melon, apple, mandarin orange, and apricot pit and cantaloupe with no oak flavor. A light and juicy Italian white with tasty ripe fruit and an easy sipping style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Non-Oaky, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: baked peach, nougat, kiwi and melon rind, and grass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of lemon spritzed melon, apple, mandarin orange, and apricot pit and cantaloupe
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich, Salmon Teriyaki, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A light and juicy Italian white with tasty ripe fruit and an easy sipping style.

The Producer or Importer

Prestige Beverage Group

The Producer or  Importer
2300 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
USA
1 651-649-5823

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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.