Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cantina Zaccagnini 2014 Riesling (Colline Pescaresi IGT, Abruzzo, Italy)

Cantina Zaccagnini 2014 Riesling (Colline Pescaresi IGT, Abruzzo, Italy), $7.64-$18.99, 87 points, poured a bright straw yellow grading toward a light gold color at the glass bowl.
The interesting aromas of shy jasmine and mint notes with more noticeable apple and fresh-cut hay smells were quite good, if atypical of the varietal.
The complex aroma didn't translate onto the palate, but rather neutral flavors of apple, melon, and apricot were just okay.
Finished fair on the trailing palate, a well-integrated 12.5% alcohol, and a good developing lemon with a floral vibe.
Paired fine with my Snow-crab salad.


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  1. An Italian Riesling...interesting.

    1. VG: This is only the second Italian Riesling I could find and would definitely try others; preferable to Australian Riesling (JMO in small samples); neither of which can touch Rieslings from Alsace, Mosel, Finger Lakes, Cali, or the North West US (I'm sure there are others).