Friday, July 19, 2013

Rocca dei Saniti Fiano di Avellino 2010

Made from a grape that was immensely popular in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and then fell almost completely out of favor, this Campanian white from the NE of the district, is sui generis. While not crisply dry in the manner of, say, a Pinot Grigio, it also isn't precisely sweet. What you get is a nut-like flavor, with hints of honey and quince, with an underlying minerality. Nancy was of two minds abou it, I liked it a lot. If you accept it for what it is, at the sale price of $9.99, this is an outstanding bargain.

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