Full Review

Porticina

Porticina
2020 Terre Di Chieti IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Malvasia

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.2% RS: 1.95%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Porticina
2020 Terre Di Chieti IGT

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Malvasia

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 12.2% RS: 1.95%
Straw green color. Aromas and flavors of sweet ginger, hints of vanilla, and white flowers with a round, crisp, dryish light body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of apricots with honey, toasted hazelnut, and bergamot. A crisp and friendly Malvasia with sweet aromatics and a pleasingly dry, refreshing palate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Old World
Aroma Aroma: sweet ginger, hints of vanilla, and white flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of apricots with honey, toasted hazelnut, and bergamot
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kebobs, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp and friendly Malvasia with sweet aromatics and a pleasingly dry, refreshing palate.

The Producer

Traveling Vineyard

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

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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.