A different grape, a different country, a cool breeze

Monday, July 14, 2008

Brand NameSella & Mosca
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Wine NameLa Cala
Vintage (Year)2006
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeCortese
Wine GroupsLow cost party staples
Alcohol %12.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating10 (on a scale of 1-10)

Sardinia is the country that produced this very lovely vino. This is the first time that I knowingly had the vermentino grape, as well as a wine from Sardinia, a place that I remember from some Disney books when I was a child, and that I would love to visit someday.

The wine itself has very subtle flavors, but is stronger than a pino grigio. On a small scale, you can detect apples and pears, but you have to take the time to separate the flavors from the initial acidity that hits your tongue. This wine has a nice finish, lasting a good twenty seconds or more, and this wine is perfect to have along with a nice seaside breeze.

This wine would pair nicely with light fare, seafood, or chicken, and probably goes best in a picnic setting with the straw/wicker picnic basket and a blanket spread out over the grass. I could easily imagine myself on a boat, or at the beach in a hammock, enjoying a nice bottle of this along with a lobster roll.


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