Toscana IGT, Italy; 12.5% ABV
$5 at the Richmond, CA, store on 12 Aug
This wine looked very promising, with its lovely pale orange / pink color and elegant modernist label, but it took me a little while to get to it. It is indeed quite lovely.
The wine shows delicate flavors of riper pink grapefruit / tangerine, strawberry / raspberry, light yellow melon / lemon, a little balancing bitterness of grape skin / stem, with perhaps a hint of raw almond. The fruit is accessible but not overpowering, nicely integrated with a soft minerality. I could find no information about this wine online. To my surprise, it is not mentioned on the producer’s web site.
The next day, the wine was a little less elegant and balanced, but still nicely complex and tasty.