Sunday, May 29, 2011

Twin Italian White Wines and Clam-bake

Antinori Villa 2009 White Wine, $10.19-$14.99, 86 points, is a good wine with a creamy texture and flavors of apple and citrus, all holding together for a long time, even as the wine warms, which is nice when your having a picnic. 
With a light color and gentle aromas this White Wine is what I call a "Workman" of a wine: it will accommodate your guests, but won't wow them, and at the $10.19 price, won't break the bank either. 

Pieropan 2009 Soave (So-Ah-Ve),
$11.90-$17.99 (I paid $13.59), 87 points, has a light golden crystal color, and the aroma is a "good" morning on harvest day in the lemon orchard.
Early palate citrus and granite doesn't build much through to the finish, but the flavor is consistent and complimented my clams, corn-on-the-comb, and lobster.
Keep in mind that, usually, Soave is intended to be drunk within two years of bottling.

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