Friday, March 23, 2012

Tenuta Olim Bauda Gavi

Tenuta Olim Bauda
Gavi di Gavi 2010
Piedmont, Italy

100% Cortese

So you may be wondering, where are the WHITE wines?!  I know, it’s time, right? ... especially with this spring/summer-like weather we’ve been experiencing!

Here we have a lovely white for such an occasion.  Light straw gold in color, expressing a briny, saline quality on the nose, sipping this wine makes you feel like you’re sitting next to the ocean!  On the palate a touch of lemon meringue and citrus along with light mineral notes.  It is clean and smooth with an elegant, harmonious finish.  For food pairings think shellfish, fresh oysters on the half shell (unadorned), seafood, Caprese salad or a semi soft/creamy cheese like taleggi.  Have a picnic!

This wine is made from 100% Cortese, a grape found in Gavi, a DOCG area located in the Italian province of Asti, Piedmont near the Ligurian Coast and Italian Riviera.  Lovely!  So this is why one feels as if sitting near the sea.  The wine is fermented and aged in stainless steel. $13.49 at the Munjoy Rosemont!

Distributed by Wicked Wines out of Bangor, ME, this wine can be found
In Portland at the Rosemont Markets & Vignola Restaurant; Tess’s Market, Brunswick; In Ellsworth at Cleonise; Francine’s in Camden; Wine Cellar in Rockland; Sawyer Specialty in Southwest Harbor; and the Lucerne Inn, between Bangor/Brewer on your way to Bar Harbor.

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