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12 E Mezzo

12 E Mezzo
2021 Chardonnay, Puglia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Regional Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Certified Organic
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16

12 E Mezzo
2021 Chardonnay, Puglia IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Regional Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of parchment paper and beeswax, vanilla bean, candied lemon and orange creme brulee, and lime blossom with a medium body and a medium finish with notes of candied lemon and orange creme brulee, roast chicken skin, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nut. Savory and a touch earthy, a local expression of Chardonnay that pairs well with foods or would be a refreshing sipper alone.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: parchment paper and beeswax, vanilla bean, candied lemon and orange creme brulee, and lime blossom
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of candied lemon and orange creme brulee, roast chicken skin, Parmesan cheese, and toasted pine nut
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Fish & Chips, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Savory and a touch earthy, a local expression of Chardonnay that pairs well with foods or would be a refreshing sipper alone.

The Importer

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The Importer
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Eddystone, PA 19022
USA
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Their Portfolio

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88 12 e Mezzo 2019 Primitivo del Salento IGP 12.5% (Italy) $14.99.
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88 12 e Mezzo 2019 Malvasia, Salento IGP 12.5% (Italy) $13.99.
86 12 e Mezzo 2019 Negroamaro, Salento IGP 12.5% (Italy) $13.99.
85 12 e Mezzo 2020 Malvasia, Salento IGP 12.5% (Italy) $13.99.
87 12 E Mezzo 2020 Primitivo del Salento IGP 12.5% (Italy) $14.00.
87 12 E Mezzo 2021 Chardonnay, Puglia IGP 12.5% (Italy) $16.00.
85 12 E Mezzo 2020 Primitivo, Puglia IGP 12.5% (Italy) $16.00.
92 12 E Mezzo 2019 Negroamaro, Salento IGP 12.5% (Italy) $15.00.
94 12 E Mezzo 2021 Malvasia, Salento IGP 12.5% (Italy) $15.00.
89 Cantina Zaccagnini 2020 Pinot Grigio, Colline Pescaresi IGT 12.5% (Italy) $16.99.
88 Cantina Zaccagnini 2018 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 13% (Italy) $16.99.
87 Cantina Zaccagnini 2019 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 13% (Italy) $16.99.
87 Cantina Zaccagnini 2019 Montepulciano D’abruzzo DOC 13% (Italy) $17.00.
85 Cantina Zaccagnini 2021 Pinot Grigio, Colline Pescaresi IGT 12.5% (Italy) $17.00.
86 Cantina Zaccagnini 2021 Dry Rosé, Terre de Chieti IGT 12.5% (Italy) $17.00.
93 Cantina Zaccagnini 2020 Montepulciano D’Abruzzo DOC 12.5% (Italy) $18.00.
92 Cantina Zaccagnini 2021 Pinot Grigio, Colline Pescaresi 12.5% (Italy) $18.00.
89 Cantina Zaccagnini 2021 Rosé, Colline Pescaresi IGT 12.5% (Italy) $18.00.
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88 Ruggeri 2020 Argeo Rosé, Prosecco DOC 11.5% (Italy) $15.99.
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87 Ruggeri NV Argeo Brut, Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $15.00.
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Regional Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although not an indigenous Italian variety, Chardonnay is produced in several regions in that country, from Piedmont and Friuli in the north to Sicily and Puglia in the south. As with Chardonnays from America, there are many different styles, ranging from very light to riper and oak-laden. Among the most complex, age worthy examples of Italian Chardonnay are those from cool northern regions, such as Alto Adige, Friuli and Valle d'Aosta. These wines tend to have minimal oak influence (though there are exceptions), very good pear, melon and apple varietal fruit and offer very good natural acidity.