Tintero "Grangia" Bianco

SKU #1070744 Wine Spectator

 A lightly fizzy style, offering lychee, spice and floral aromas and flavors. This is dry and leaves a mouthwatering impression. Favorita and Moscato. Drink now.

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Made from the local Favorita grape, along with Chardonnay, which are fermented separately and stocked at a low temperature; vinification is continued only when an order is received in order to provide the freshest wine possible. The fermented Favorita and Chardonnay are blended with unfermented Moscato, and the sugar in the Moscato must sets off the second fermentation. Just before the bottling a small dose (2-3%) of finished (frizzante) Moscato is added. The result of all this strangeness in winemaking: an irressistble wine with a real glugging character, just a hair off dry, very refreshing. It's a summer luncheon wine or poolside sipper that is low alcohol and smile provoking.

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Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/15/2014 | Send Email
Sort of a Vinho Verde by way of Italia, this is delicious, dry, citric, lightly fizzy white. Fresh and party ready....

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