simply put...i'd rather be a grape nut than a connoisseur.
last night, was the night we tried 'due' talian white wines, side by side. what was glorious about this #winenightstand, besides the company and feeling rewarded after a kick ass workout, was being able to compare the differences between the two vinos; varietally and regionally.
Wine n.1: Considered a “lackluster” grape amongst wino peoples, Trebbiano,produced in the right places like Umbria, Lazio, & Abruzzo it can really do something for you.
Flavor wise, at it’s best, this wine is light-bodied and very crisp, with green fruit flavors. This particular wine, Friso, hit us with a ton of tartness and acidity so it was good to have the bonne bouche ashed goat cheese & baguette on the table to pair with it…$12 on the shelf chez Madame Claude Wine
wine n.2: a bit of a different experience here. after having met the wine-maker (who is a pretty amazing person who speaks the best French I’ve heard with a Campanian accent) it is hard not to love his wine. From his Greco to his Aglianico, this Falanghina doesn’t fall far from the rest. representing the Ocone Family in the region of Campania this wine had a bit more depth and smoother structure. it was definitely not as tart as the trebbiano and we concluded it was due to it’s further ripeness because it comes from a much warmer region of Italia. Overall it was the winner winner with the smoked duck, lentil salad dinner….$17 on the shelf chez Madame Claude Wine