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A Lovely White Wine Made From Verdeca and Fiano Minutolo

November 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Lou recommended this wine a few weeks ago.  I opened my bottle shortly after purchasing it.  It was a generous wine both on the nose and in the mouth.  There is the distinct mark of skin contact but it is just the right amount and not overwhelming like an excessive throw-back wine.  The fruit leans tropical with an attractive glycerine feel.  This is simply a lovely wine to drink right now.  Thanks Lou! This wine is available at MacArthur Beverages.

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2011 Masseria Li Veli, Askos Verdeca, Valle d’Itria  – $18
Imported by Liveli.  This wine is a blend of 90% Verdeca and 10% Fiano Minutolo sourced from 32 year old vines on calcareous soils.  It was raised in stainless steel.  Alcohol 13%.  The color was yellow with a golden hint.  The wine was aromatic, smelling like skin contact.  In the mouth were generous yet controlled flavors.  There was a glycerine-like feel, flavors evocative of skin contact, minerals, tropical fruit, and more minerals in the finish.  *** Now-2014.

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