Thursday, March 10, 2011

Gaetano d'Aquino Orvieto Classico 2009

Gaetano d'Aquino Orvieto Classico 2009
Origin: Orvieto, Italy
Blend: Trebbiano and Grechetto (percentages unknown)
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: February 2011
Purchase Price: $4.99

Our review: A very pale yellow-gold in color, this aromatic wine exhibits a bouquet of citrus and floral scents. Rather dry on the palate, the flavors are not well-structured and seem subdued and diffuse, overpowered to a degree by a chalky minerality. The finish adds some earthy, almost smoky character.

Our rating: This isn't much of a sipping wine, but we do think it is food friendly, able to pair with a variety of cuisines. We served our bottle with roasted chicken, which we thought worked quite well for both meal and wine. We actually enjoyed this wine a bit more than our review may have suggested, rating it on the high side of Average. (And at just $5, it's definitely worth a try.)

No taste profile from the winemaker found.

Winery website: None found.

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