Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT, Trentino, (northern) Italy; bottled by Pravis
Made from the Nosiola grape; 14.5% ABV
$4 at the Berkeley, CA store on 24 Aug
I didn’t think to check the vintage of this wine until I took a sip at home. Then, the evident oxidation made me look at the back label to find out. However, it’s probably just as well I didn’t look at it too closely in the store, or I would have missed out on this yummy wine.
Although it came off as a little old and oxidized at first, I thought the wine freshened after it had been open a little while. (I put the cork back in the top and put it back in the fridge.) Then, the wine showed lively and full flavors of honeyed ripe yellow apple and yellow flowers, balancing mild lemony acid, lighter yellow peach, with a tasty nutty, woodiness. I’d say that if you like riper, oakier, Chardonnays, although this wine is not flabby or overly heavy, you’d do pretty well with this wine at this price. Don’t wait at all to drink it. Last night, it stood up to, but did not really go with, squid with green olives and capers.