Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2013

An Italian night with another Total Wine holiday purchase. The Vernaccia grape is a classic Italian white grape that, while it's popularity has waned, has seen a resurgence in drinkability lately. Vernaccia grown in San Gimignano, situated on lush hillside in Tuscany, was the first Italian wine to receive DOC status and eventually DOCG in 1993. The Vernaccia wine is typically dry, acidic, and slightly bitter. ~$15 | #totalwine #vernaccia #italianwhitewine

On the eyes: Light translucent straw yellow, starbright, no stain, light legs.

On the nose: Meyer lemon rind with hints of hay and bitter root vegetable. Med- alcohol.

On the tongue: Med acid, med- tannin, med- alcohol. Unripe lemon wrapped in a light herbaceous blanket with hints of oak yielding to a slightly bitter mineralty. Low complexity but the price point makes it worth it.
— 4 years ago

Villa Raiano

Greco di Tufo 2012

This Greco from Campania, is believed to have originated in Greece and brought to southern Italy along with a number of other Greek grape varieties when the Greeks dominated that part of Italy. Very mineral, with stone fruit and citrus. Balanced acidity give this wine a lovely refreshing and juicy finish. Great with seafood.
#greco #grecoditufo #campania #southernitaly #italianwines #italianwhitewine #tufo #villaraiano #irpiniawine #montefusco #refreshingitalianwhite
— 2 years ago

Cantina Convento Muri-Gries

Südtirol Gewüztraminer 2012

Peach and crystalline orange blossom honey, medium middle, a stony, almost chive-y middle that returns to a granite core. #Gewurtztraminer #italianwhitewine #sudtirolwine — 5 years ago

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Il Bandito dalla Vigna Costamaria Riesling

Smoky pear, yellow apples, fresh cut hay on a verdant farm the day after a rain. Lemon croissant with a brush of glazed sugar, lemon zest, chive, and satin petals of azalea outline the perfume. There is a freshness of clean, laundered, sun-dried whites. Medium mouthfeel with distinct white pepper, extra virgin oil, tart apple, lemon essences, peach skin, culminating in a silky dryness, full of tangerine and kumquat piths. Serve with substantive fare, and spiciness. It has the unction! #oltrepopavese #giorgi #CannetoPavese #bianco #Riesling #rieslingfix #italianwines #italianwhite #italianwhitewine — 2 years ago