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Guerrieri Rizzardi

Guerrieri Rizzardi
2019 Cuvée XX, Soave Classico DOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Sustainable Agriculture
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Guerrieri Rizzardi
2019 Cuvée XX, Soave Classico DOP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.5%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of peach, limestone, fresh thyme, and hints of papaya with a satiny, vibrant, dry light body and an even, interesting, medium-length lemon spritz and gravel finish with no oak flavor. A fresh, crisp and shellfish-friendly white.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: hints of peach, limestone, fresh thyme, and hints of papaya
Taste Flavor: lemon spritz and gravel
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh, crisp and shellfish-friendly white.

The Importer

Elixir Wine Group

The Importer
11 NW Lava Rd.
Bend, OR 97703
USA
1 541-388-5330

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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.