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Santa Venere

Santa Venere
2015 Bianco, Greco, Ciró

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Organically Grown Grapes
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16.99

Santa Venere
2015 Bianco, Greco, Ciró

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Straw green color. Fruity aromas and flavors of spiced apricots and apples, clementine, and grass with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with impressions of lemon and earth with fine, fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A refreshing, savory white that will be great at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Non-Oaky, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: spiced apricots and apples, clementine, and grass
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of lemon and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Shrimp With Yellow And Red Peppers, Chicken Shawarma, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A refreshing, savory white that will be great at the table.

The Importer

Biagio Cru

The Importer
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Roslyn Heights, NY 11577
USA
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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.