Drinking Outside The Box

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Wine Tasting Video: Assorted Italian Whites February 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

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Purato Cataratto/Pinot Grigio IGT Sicilia 2011 (£6.99-£7.99 Ocado, Rhythm & Booze)
Attractive honest juicy gluggable style, lively peachy fruit with a slightly smoky citrus bite and a touch of walnut skins, not too complex but satisfying. B+

The Society’s Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2011, Marches (£6.25 The Wine Society)
Combines rounded creamy/nutty flavours, with leaner citrussy acidity, and adds in a fresh soft apple character too. B+

Guerrieri Rizzardi Costeggiola Soave Classico 2011, Veneto (£14.99 Fortnum & Mason)
I like the rounded rich honesty and fresh finish, but I miss the herby Soave edge – the Chardonnay certainly contributes peachy but it tramples over the rest of the wine. B

Piccini Memoro Vino Blanco d’Italia NV (£9.49 Tesco)
With its big pineapple chunk and cling peach fruit and smoky oak, this is almost like early 1990s Aussie Sem/Chard. Does have some freshness but overall too big, too rich, too oily. B-

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