Thursday, April 29, 2010

Buglioni il Clandestino Bianco Veronese 2007

Buglioni il Clandestino Bianco Veronese 2007
Origin: Verona, Italy
Blend: Garganega (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: March 2010
Purchase Price: $13.99

Our review: Pure gold in color, this wine has aromas of sweet tropical fruit and peach blossoms. Of moderate body, the fruit flavors seem a bit flat on the palate, married to a slate-like minerality. Some heat in the form of acidity develops into the finish, which continues to evolve over a lengthy period of time.

Our rating: An interesting varietal, one we don't often have a chance to sample. Despite being a little too acidic for our tastes, we enjoyed our bottle with sauteed chicken tenders and roasted potatoes. We can see pairing it equally well with grilled vegetables or a bruscetta. We rate it Above Average (though a little pricey).

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Colore giallo paglierino con riflessi Dorati. Profumo intenso con note floreali e di frutta tropicale. Struttura dorata di buona acidita e piacevole morbidezza, sapido ed equilibrato." (Google translation: Straw yellow with golden reflections. Intense aroma with notes of flowers and tropical fruits. Structure golden good acidity and nice soft, fruity and balanced.)

Winery website: Cantina Buglioni.

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