Our Italian buyer, Sebastian Payne MW, discovered this elegant well-toned white in Barolo country in north-west Italy. He called me into the tasting room to have a try and asked for my thoughts; it was delicious and I instantly thought that it would be great entry in the Small Wonders section of our Fine Wine List.
The 2012 is fresh with great balance; on the nose the freshness is reminiscent of a good Mâcon. The palate has a subtle hint of grapefruit and green apples with a slight richness that will complement a lunch of Mozzarella, yellow tomatoes, red onion and fresh basil, or beef Carpaccio (with Grana Padano cheese) drizzled with olive oil.
Simon Gatley – Assistant Merchandiser
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