Saturday, September 24, 2011

Collezione Marchesini Orvieto Classico 2009

Orvieto, Italy (wine review and rating)

Collezione Marchesini Orvieto Classico 2009

Origin: Orvieto, Italy
Blend: Grechetto and Trebbiano (percentages unknown)
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: May 2011
Purchase Price: $8.99 (750ml bottle)

Our review: A very pale gold in color with a tint of green this wine has aromas of citrus (lemon) and orange blossom with very slight notes of herbs, maybe lemongrass. The fruit flavors, mostly lemon and other citrus, are nicely balanced on the palate, and have a bit of body to them. The finish is relatively short and tastes a bit of lemon or orange zest.

Our rating: This is a very pleasant wine, if not an altogether interesting or memorable one. There are a lot of familiar characteristics to it, so much so that it fails to distinguish itself as something different and unique. That isn't necessarily a bad thing — all things considered, we rather enjoyed our bottle — but it seems a bit generic, like an everyday table wine … which maybe it is. Serve it with classic Italian dishes, though it's also quite nice on its own or as an aperitif. We rate it Above Average overall.

Taste profile from the winemaker: None

Winery website: None found.

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