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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brand NameCantine Rao
Wine NameSilvaAura
Vintage (Year)
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeFiano, Pallagrello Bianco
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %12.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

As I enter the wine industry more deeply, there are a lot of nice perks, like getting invited to meet with producers from different regions and learning more about certain styles of wines.  Lately, I was invited to a small tasting of eight producers of wines from Campania.

This wine, from Cantine Rao features a grape varietal that I have never heard of before, which is Pallagrella Bianco; thereis also a red version as well.  Eighty person this varietal with the remainder being either Fiando di Avellino or Fiano de Campania; I didn't ask which one specifically.

Now this is a very dry white wine, with a muted acidity that hits immediately and then drops off very quickly.  The taste is more herbaceous, with just the slightest amount of petrol to it.  This is a wine that would go great with cold pasta salads, green veggies, and poultry dishes like lemon chicken.

This is not a wine for everyone, but for those that really like a variety of white wines, especially like a Sancerre.


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