100% Grechetto from Montefalco, Umbria, Italy.
SRP of $20 and available for as low as $14. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Grecante keeps alive a long tradition that dates back to the Renaissance. It is produced respecting ancient practices and traditions. Grecante is made from 100% Grechetto grapes and is a wine of distinctive character, clean and fruity.
Grechetto is a lesser known Italian grape that is typically used in blends and dessert wines. Luckily the Arnaldo Caprai winery in Montefalco has made a name for themselves keeping these lesser known varieties alive as single varietal wines. Exhibit A: Witness the Arnaldo-Caprai Collepiano Sagrantino di Montefalco 2005 - Exquisite! And exhibit B is right here today.
The 2009 Arnaldo Caprai Grecante Grechetto dei Colli Martani begins with pleasant aromas of apricot, pineapple, zesty citrus and honeysuckle. The wine tastes very flavorful with tangy tropical fruit and more apricot on a nice base of lemon/lime soaked minerals. Add in great acidity, a nice hint of spice and you have a very good food wine. The long finish is crisp, slightly bitter and full of minerality. A wonderful alternative to your everyday Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
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