Italian White

Nals Margreid, 2012 Muller Thurgau Classico, Alto Adige, Italy

This refreshing white features pronounced aromas of wet limestone and bright lemon pith. The explosive fruit rings the bell like Arnold Schwarzenegger is wielding the mallet. Green apple, and lively lemon/lime are followed by subtle coriander and echoes of minerals in the finish. $18 – $20

Rating: 3 Stars (3 / 5)

Tenuta Fratelli Povero, 2012 Roero Arneis DOCG, Italy

This unique northern Italian white features aromas of fresh peach and coriander. It’s slightly oily or viscous in texture and has a faintly nutty, bitter almond flavor in the attack. This develops into flavors of orange peel, apple, and subtle ripe pineapple. Despite the plethora of fruit, this remains dry, crisp and refreshing.

Rating: 3 Stars (3 / 5)