40% Viognier from Sicily, 30% Chardonnay from Trentino, 20% Vermentino from Maremma and 10% Pecorino from Marche, Italy.
SRP of $10 and available for as low as $8. Imported by Aveniu Brands. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"'Memoro Italia', Latin for Remember Italy, was born as a cuvée wine from out family's Italian pride and created as a tribute to our country's exceptional wine-making legacy and love of life.
14.0% Alcohol "
The Piccini Memoro Vino Bianco Italia is certainly a unique blend, combining grapes from all over Italy, and the end result is actually pretty nice. It begins with pleasant aromas of vanilla cream, pear, a little spiced apple and apricots. The Viognier spent time in oak and went through malolactic fermentation so you do get a hint of buttery oak when tasting but there's enough fruit from the other varieties that the combination works quite well. You'll also find a full, rich mouthfeel and fruit flavors similar to the nose. It ends with a really nice spicy streak that flows into the long finish. This is probably more a food wine than one that you would drink all by itself but it presents a bit more intriguing option than Chardonnay and should allow for some tasty food pairings.
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Overall Rating: 7.5
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