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12 e Mezzo

12 e Mezzo
2019 Malvasia, Salento IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Malvasia

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Certified Organic
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13.99
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12 e Mezzo
2019 Malvasia, Salento IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Malvasia

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Silvery emerald straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of lemon verbena, gardenias in bloom, white tea, and violet with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of ginger and no oak flavor. A kaleidoscopic floral experience with a bright and refreshing palate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: lemon verbena, gardenias in bloom, white tea, and violet
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of hints of ginger
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kebobs, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A kaleidoscopic floral experience with a bright and refreshing palate.

The Importer

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The Importer
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Eddystone, PA 19022
USA
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Malvasia

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Malvasia is produced in several countries, but most notably in Italy, where it is most commonly a dry white; there are a few sweeter versions also produced. Malvasia is an aromatic white, with exotic perfumes of peach, apricot and mango; there is very good acidity and the wines are quite delicious. Some of the best examples of Malvasia are from the Friuli region of northern Italy.

In Sicily, there are sweeter versions known as Malvasia delle Lipari, from a small group of islands just north of Sicily. These are sensual dessert wines with apricot and honeyed perfumes, good acidity and moderate sweetness, often with a delicate nuttiness in the finish.

There are also fine examples of Malvasia produced in Spain, Portugal (the famed Madeira wines are made with Malvasia) and the United States.

Consume the dry versions relatively young with sushi or fusion cuisine, while the desert versions can age for a decade or more and are meat to be enjoyed with pastries, such as almond torte.