White wine drinker I am not. I was very rare to jump on a white; only ever in dining out scenarios and always accompanied by seafood. But for you dear reader I will always give this a crack.
Odd Bird (the makers of the sensational Blanc de Blancs and Spumante wines the world’s first non-alcoholic low intervention wine made of hand harvested Garganega and Vespaiola grapes natively grown in Breganze, in the Veneto region of Italy. I had to go a little googling at this point having never heard of either varietal. What I discovered is that the Garganega has concentrated aromas of honey, candied lemon peel, tropical fruits and sweet spices. Whereas the Vespaiola is often used to produce sweet dessert wines, it can also be fermented to dryness where it usually produces a light bodied wine with high acidity.
Given this is aged 12 months you are definitely not getting the sweet dessert wine vibe (thank god!). However you definitely get a good amount of fruit, say a crisp apple with sweetness but acidity to balance. A great mouth feel, very robust and well rounded. A rich buttery finish.
I’d suggest serving it a bit off fridge temperature; straight out of the fridge and you lose some of those more delicate flavours. This one would suit you if you like a Pinot Grigio as it is quite similar but with an extra layer of richness.
Buy Again?: Yes
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|Cals per 100ml||18 cal|
|Carbs per 100ml||4g|
|Sugar per 100ml||4g|
|Country of Origin||Italy|