Monday, July 21, 2008

Gattavecchi Vernaccia 2007

Gattavecchi Vernaccia 2007
Origin: San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy
Blend: 100% Vernaccia
Alcohol content: 13.0%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Purchase date: June 2008
Purchase price: $11.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "This ancient wine, straw yellow colour with hints of gold, has a confident yet penetrating perfume and a well- balanced taste with its typical after taste of bitter almond. Given its unique structure it is one of the few wines that enjoys a brief ageing. Ideal with antipasti, risotti, white meats, and all fish dishes."

ABC Wines review: Aromas of tree fruit, such as golden apples and pears, with herbal notes are evident upon pouring this wine. The palate is very crisp with notable mineral character. The long finish develops a tart, almost bitter flavor that is not unpleasant though somewhat unexpected. This wine would work well with any robust chicken or pork dish. Uncork the bottle 10-15 minutes before serving to improve its complexity. Our score: A nice and unusual wine to introduce and serve to family and friends at an evening meal. Above Average.

Winery website: None found.

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