This is a new one for me- the Cortese grape from Italy. This bottle is deceivingly tinted making me think I was going to pour a deep yellow wine. Instead I found it to be pale gold with aromas of green pear, chamomile, lemon zest, lime and lanolin. The palate is dry with a full body that coats my mouth with a waxy lemon/lime component, green pear, spice and floral notes. The finish is medium length and the waxy mouthfeel hangs on for a while. Having never had this varietal it is difficult to rate but I thoroughly enjoyed the textural aspect of this wine and the fruit flavors were delicious. 90 points for this really yummy wine that I paired with grilled Jerk chicken. Bought for $14, it gets 5 stars. Try it this summer with seafood or white meats. Salut….
Villa Sparina Gavi del Comune di Gavi DOCG 2021, Piedmont, Italy
08 Friday Jul 2022