Full Review

Polpo Blu

Polpo Blu
2021 Pecorino, Terre Di Chieti IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .65%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Polpo Blu
2021 Pecorino, Terre Di Chieti IGP

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Regional Other Italian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13% RS: .65%
Silvery emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of lemon, lime and green apple, white flowers, and baked brie with a satiny, lively, dry light-to-medium body and an engaging, medium-length finish with accents of tart tangerine, grapefruit, and bruised apple. Classic food friendly Italian white with zippy acidity, a touch of salinity, while balancing fruit and nutty tones that will be divine with seafood.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: lemon, lime and green apple, white flowers, and baked brie
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of tart tangerine, grapefruit, and bruised apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Classic food friendly Italian white with zippy acidity, a touch of salinity, while balancing fruit and nutty tones that will be divine with seafood.

The Producer

Traveling Vineyard

The Producer
127 High Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
USA
1 707-234-4747

Their Portfolio

87 Amico De Penna 2021 Grechetto, Bianco Umbria IGT 12.7% (Italy) $19.00.
BR Bailando 2019 Plus, Malbec, Mendoza 14% (Argentina) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Bel Arome 2022 Pinot Noir, Pays D’Oc IGP 13.7% (France) $19.00.
92 Giovina 2020 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC 13% (Italy) $18.00.
92 Hot Ticket 2022 Shiraz, South-Eastern Australia 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Jack Canyon 2016 Malbec, Wahluke Slope 12.8% (USA) $19.00.
85 Jitterbug 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.1% (USA) $18.00.
BR La Screaming Goat 2020 Gewürztraminer, Pays D’oc Igp 14% (France) $19.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Lancre 2021 Rosé, Mendoza 12.8% (Argentina) $18.00.
BR Never Have I Ever 2021 Fizzy, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13.2% (USA) $26.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Peekaboo 2020 Chardonnay, South-Eastern Australia 13.1% (Australia) $19.00.
87 Peekaboo 2022 Chardonnay, South-Eastern Australia 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
86 Polpo Blu 2021 Pecorino, Terre Di Chieti IGP 13% (Italy) $19.00.
85 Porticina 2020 Terre Di Chieti IGT 12.2% (Italy) $18.00.
88 Santoreggia 2020 Sangiovese, Puglia IGT 12.3% (Italy) $18.00.
87 Screaming Goat 2020 Gewurztraminer, Monterey County 12.64% (USA) $19.00.
85 State Room 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape 13.7% (South Africa) $16.00.
BR Steeple Street 2018 Chardonnay, California 14.2% (USA) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Streamer NV White Blend Spritzer, New York State 5.8% (USA) $19.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Three Hearts 2021 Fizzy Rosé, Mendoza 12.8% (Argentina) $18.00.
BR VAYCAY NV Red Sangria, Spain 11% (Spain) $18.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Woodvale Estates 2016 Merlot, Columbia Valley 12% (USA) $18.00.

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.