Delle Venezie IGT, Italy; 12.5% ABV
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store on about 15 Aug
The wine’s color is of less intense golden yellow. The nose of riper yellow and white fruit is immediately enticing. On the palate, the wine gives medium-intensity flavors of yellow pear / melon, ripe (maybe slightly caramelized) yellow apple, white pear, green grape skin (with attendant slight bitterness), slight almondy nuttiness, supporting wood, and moderately crisp acid.. The taste has nice delineation and complexity for the low price. While the wine does show its age a little, it is not at all over the hill, and makes for nice current drinking.
The next day, the wine has a more woody, getting-close-to-oxidized flavor, but the other flavors are still there, and the wine is still tasty and pleasant.