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Wine Tasting Video: Assorted Whites – Italy, France, Portugal, Chile & Australia July 1, 2011 at 9:53 am

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The first installment of a set of 12 whites I tasted in late June (the second is here)

Umberto Cesari Pignoletto dell’Emilia Vino Frizzante, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (contact Hallgarten Druitt)
Gentle, delicate fizz, soft lightly peachy style, quite fleshy but clean finish. C+

Umberto Cesari Moma Bianco IGT Rubicone 2010, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (contact Hallgarten Druitt)
Slightly anonymous wine, soft and fruit with hints of peach, apple and vanilla, but not all that much flavour. 0+

Les Six Blanc 2010, IGP Pays d’Oc, France (£7.99 Virgin Wines)
Nice mix of exotic, nutty peach kernel richness with a cleaner, sappy citrus edge, honest and tasty, with weight and punch, but also a minerally grip on the finish. B+

Hideaway Savagnin Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Riverina, Australia (£8.99 Virgin Wines)
There’s some spicy lychee and peach flavour here, but while there is a touch of lemon zest, overall it’s just a little too fat and oily. C

Tons de Duorum Branco 2010, Douro, Portugal (£8.49 Real Wine Company, Averys, Duncan Murray Wines)
Has a pine-scented citrus edge, and a richer peach melba and meloncharacter, but (unlike Les Six above) the two sit slightly awkwardly together and there’s a metallic not too. C+

Viña Leyda Sauvignon Gris 2009, Leyda, Chile (£11.99 Virgin Wines)
Like a halfway-house between a Bordeaux white and a Mâcon Chardonnay, with the aromatic minerally bite and pear character of the former and the nutty leesy weight and peachy flesh of the latter. B+

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