2016 Arnaldo Caprai "Grecante" Grechetto

SKU #1328953 91 points James Suckling

 A dense white with a lightly chewy texture and lots of dried apple and pear character. Full body. Flavorful and beautiful. Tangy acidity at the end. Drink now.  (10/2017)

K&L Notes

In the Renaissance tradition, there are many wines defined as "Greci, Grecanti, Grechetti." The Grecante of Montefalco was among the celebrated wines of this variety and was historically given as a precious gift by farmers to the princes and cardinals of the community. Arnaldo Caprai keeps this tradition alive in this 100% Grechetto, delightful, medium-bodied and fresh white, characterized by a bright yellow color. It is intensely fruity yet offers delicate floral notes. Soft, well-balanced and pleasantly round on the palate, this makes a delicious aperitif or accompaniment to fish and white meats. Try it with pan-fried sole fillets baked in a lemon sauce, Italian style.

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Varietal:

Other White Wines

Country:

Italy

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Sub-Region:

Umbria