2014 Casa d'Ambra "Frassitelli" Ischia Biancolella (Elsewhere $30)

SKU #1249619 91 points Vinous

 Bright, pale straw-yellow. Complex, mineral-driven aromas of orchard fruit, chamomile and anise. Bright, fresh and juicy, showing sneaky concentration and noteworthy floral lift to the orchard fruit and mineral flavors. Finishes long and delicately savory, with a strong mineral overlay. One of the best young Frassitellis I can recall. Incidentally, the name Frassitelli refers to one of the world’s most beautiful vineyards, located at roughly 600 meters above sea level and offering a spectacular view of Capri and Procida. The top portion of the vineyard is so steep that it’s nearly impossible for people to remain upright, and so the grapes are brought down the hill via a monorail train. (ID)  (9/2015)

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