Wine Tasting Video: Five Italian Whites

The Exquisite Collection Gavi 2012, Piedmont, Italy (£4.99 Aldi)
Slightly nutty with a soft, gentle, peachy character, a touch of cooked apple and a crisp finish. Simple but quite tasty. B-

Le Vaglie Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi 2012, Marche (~£13 Penistone Wine Cellar)
Shows notes of nutmeg and cinnamon on top of cooked apple, and while the nutty creamy character initially makes you think it’s going to be quite rich, it’s all reined in by grippy acidity. A bit like a richer Chablis, tasty, complex and should age well. S(-)

Comelli Friulano 2011, Friuli Colli Orientali (N/A in the UK)
I like the stony, almost volcanic mineral notes mixed in with the lime, peach and lychee flesh, but I just wish there was a little more crispness to pull it all together. B

Melis Iocalia Vermentino di Sardegna 2012 (£8.50 The Wine Society)
Good mix of rich peachy fruit with more pointy citrus and green apple flavours, with notes of pine and herbs adding further interest. B(+)

Janare Sannio Greco 2012, Campania (£7.25 The Wine Society)
Another where the rounded and rich almond, peach and pear flavours tinged with honey makes you wonder at first whether it’s just too plush, but then the stony minerality kicks in to hold it all together. Tasty wine. S

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