Saturday, March 24, 2007

Beni di Batasiolo Gavi Granee 2004 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Perfumy nose of flowers and pears

Soapy texture, and more floral on the palate

Tart finish with lemons and sour apple

I like the floral qualities in this wine, but I think the finish is too tart. It detracts from the overall appeal.

At a recent dinner party, I paired this with an onion tart. While it did okay, I think a more full-bodied white would have been better. Still, I'm attracted to the Italian whites that have this soapy, floral quality. I just wish the finish was a little softer on this Gavi.

It was worth the experiment, considering the sale price on the wine was just $8, marked down from $11. Find a Gavi you like and raise a glass!

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