My first Salento

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Brand NameFuedo di Santa Croce
Other Wines Reviewed
Wine NameMonteiasi
Vintage (Year)2008
AVAPuglia - Salento
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeChardonnay, Gewurztraminer
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

So, as I am up here at Terranova Wines, and trying several wines from their portfolio, and this is third wine that I have had with this combination of grapes. It seems that 70% Malvasia Bianca and 30% Chardonnay is a tried and true formula for wines coming out of Puglia.

However, this one is oak-aged for three months while the others were done in stainless steel. This gives it a more reserved taste, and something with a little bit more 'dignity' to it. The oak imparts a softness to the citrus and fruit component (apple and maybe something like a very slight apricot), and the spice aspect is delivered over the course of the finish, which takes about twenty seconds or more to dissipate.

Summarily, I could see this wine actually going well with grilled food, especially fish, but even chicken. But you know what, this wine would go great with anything flavored with cinnamon; it's a natural fit!


Join the site for free to add your review to this one

Bookmark and Share


Our Mission: The Black Winer strives to expose African Americans [and others] to wines, without the flair, stuffiness, and airs of elitism and snobbery that you get from sommeliers and high level wine enthusiasts. We believe in finding something that you like the taste of, outside of the basic brands that you have been force-fed over the years through a combination of ethnically targeted advertising, and what people in your family have historically been drinking.

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please click here to send us an e-mail.

© 2008 Ika, LLC Philadelphia, PA 215-474-1911 | Built & Designed by Zachary Harris

Saturday, July 20, 2024
11:47:04 PM