Full Review

Amatore

Amatore
2017 Bianco, Verona IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Amatore
2017 Bianco, Verona IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta Shellfish

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Straw color. Aromas of fruit cup, ripe peach, honeysuckle, white grapefruit, ramps, and cat box with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a sleek, medium-length fresh sliced lemon, cut grass, and cream finish. A juicy Italian blend that will shine at the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: fruit cup, ripe peach, honeysuckle, white grapefruit, ramps, and cat box
Taste Flavor: fresh sliced lemon, cut grass, and cream
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Calamari, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy Italian blend that will shine at the table.

The Producer

Cielo s.p.a

The Producer
I 36050 MONTORSO VIC. (VI)
Via IV Novembre, 39 Italy
39 -0444-485211 or 805-220-6035

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.