2008 Ermacora Pinot Bianco (Previously $14.99)

SKU #1052968

We need to move into the next vintage and would like to pass this bargain along to you! Take Advantage! "This is the wine Ermacora is known for in Italy. Perfectly balanced, the Pinot Bianco has incredible depth, concentration and focus, with a hint of green apples and good acidity. It is rich and creamy, with custard-like flavors and is full-bodied on the palate; it has balance, complexity and character. If you can hold onto it, this wine will age over the next two to three years. You won’t believe the incredible wine it will evolve into! To drink sooner than later, this will work Great with the il primo or first course usually consisting of pasta, minestrone, risotto or zuppa. "Mike "Guido" Parres

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 By: AndyG |  Review Date: 1/29/2011 
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Dry, fruity, and aromatic. Reminds me of Muscadet. A very nice value at $9.99.

 By: Sonny G |  Review Date: 9/29/2010 
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Extremely pale lemon yellow color...Nothing immediately stands out on the nose...which I finally took to be floral mixed with a bit of fruit (I seem to get apple and an almost "melon-y" note)...

The palate is crisp with an almost apple "jolly rancher" note that stands out immediately...very present...an almost lemon meringue flavor is also easily detectable, as is a slightly vegetal frshness and a "minerallyness" not unlike Pellegrino drinking water...

The finish is slightly creamy along with something that reminds me of limoncello, a certain "gravellyness", and just a hint of something green and mild (lettuce comes to mind, but I dont think that's it)...

Additional Information:

Varietal:

Pinot Blanc

- Also known as Pinot Bianco in Italy and Weissburgunder in Germany and Austria, Pinot Blanc is thought to be a mutation of Pinot Gris (which is said to be a lighter mutation of Pinot Noir). While the varietal's roots are Burgundian (it was frequently confused with Chardonnay throughout history) it is rare there these days, instead finding its best iterations in France's Alsace, Germany's Pfalz and Baden, Austria's Wachau and in Italy's Trentino-Alto Adige, Veneto, Friuli and Lombardy winegrowing regions. It produces full-bodied whites with relatively high acidity, yeasty citrus and appley aromas and flavors and hints of spice. Aged Pinot Blancs take on lovely honeyed tones.
Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
Sub-Region:

Friuli-Venezia-Giulia