Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A lovely Italian white

Allow me to tell you super quickly about a wine I recently opened that was quite divine. It is one my mom and I acquired at the Marchesi di Gresy winery in the Piedmont region of Italy, their 2005 Sauvignon. (In Italy they refer to Sauvignon Blanc simply as Sauvignon). Mom and I visited the region in October of 2006 and I left the bottle at her home in Italy. She brought it to me during her last visit and I finally remembered to throw it in the fridge. I opened it one weeknight to sip with dinner and OH MY it was yummy. Aromas of tart lime, cat pee-pee (you won’t mind, I promise!), kiwi and fresh grass delighted my nose, and then I swear the wine danced on my tongue with its vivid palate. It was elegant, with flavors that evolved with each sip. What started out as juicy green olives morphed into a smooth nuttiness about 20 minutes later. A very impressive example of Italian Sauvignon Blanc—and at an average of $16 a bottle—a doggone good deal.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Believe it or not, I'm not sure what cat pee-pee tastes like. Sounds divine, though. Who knew? :)