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Ribolla Gialla and Catarratto Lucido From Italy

As always I must balance my time between writing tasting notes and conducting research for and writing of historical pieces.  So just a quick post for today.  I must admit I am not aware of drinking Ribolla Gialla before so I had high hopes which were not quite met.  The 2011 Volpe Pasini, Ribolla Gialla was good but my experience with the 2012 Marco de Bartoli, Catarratto Lucido was even better.  I had never heard of the Sicilian variety Catarratto Lucido but now that I have drunk an example of it, I recommend you try this wine.  I think it a fair price for a different white.  These wines are available at MacArthur Beverages.


2011 Volpe Pasini, Ribolla Gialla, delle Venezie – $15
Imported by Michael R. Downey Selections.  This wine is 100% Ribolla Gialla produced in stainless steel.  Alcohol 12.5%.  The color was a light golden straw.  There was good acidity on the tongue which kept the flavors lively.  There were white fruit and stones with a little tangy start in this enjoyable, fresh wine.  It had a gently ripe and textured aftertaste.  ** Now-2016.


2012 Marco de Bartoli, Catarratto Lucido, Sicily – $17
Imported by Louis/Dressner.  Alcohol 12.5%.  There was a light nose of tropical flowers, mulling spices, and other spices.  In the mouth was slightly weighty white fruit which tasted as if there were some skin contact.  There was good acidity for the weighty flavors with minerals and spices in the finish.  It was chewy with a little tang in the aftertaste.  It had almost citric like acidity.  This needs both air and warmth.  *** Now-2017.


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