White Wine Di Meo Greco di Tufo 2021. Drink it now. No need to decant. Founded in the 1980s by the three Di Meo brothers, the winery is still a family business and is considered one of the most prestigious production companies in the area. Today, Roberto and Generoso Di Meo who manage the business, are dedicated not only to the vinification of wines from native Irpinia vines but also to the production of liqueurs, spirits, and other Irpinia food and wine products. The grapes are selected in the area of Santa Paolina e Tufo, in the province of Avellino, from vines of about 15 years, planted on predominantly clayey and calcareous soil, at an altitude of about 480 m a.s.l. After being vinified in steel at a controlled temperature and always left to mature in steel, the wine rests in the bottle for a period ranging from three to six months. The color is lively and brilliant straw yellow. The olfactory bouquet is broad and extremely elegant, with hints of peach and almond followed by nuances of white pepper and subtle references to thyme and tarragon. In the mouth the wine is crunchy and fragrant, supported by a well-present acid backbone, full-bodied, and of excellent length. It is an excellent expression of Greco di Tufo which goes very well with white meat, fish, and shellfish.
White Wine Di Meo Greco di Tufo 2021
White Wine Domaine Fournier Pouilly Fume Les Deux Cailloux 2021. Decant up to 1 hour. Pale yellow with bright lime green hues. On the nose citrus, white flowers, and neroli play center stage to a charming herbaceousness only a Loire Sauvignon Blanc is capable of getting right. White grapefruit, lime and the fresh minerality of wet concrete cut through the herbs, white asparagus, neroli oil, and floral notes. The finish is intense with a mineral quality that ushers in the smoky juniper aftertaste. Serve this white wine chilled at 12°C. It is especially agreeable with raw fish dishes, vitello tonnato, veal and salads. The Fournier family have been making wine since the 1800s. The estate is owned by Claude and Jacques Fournier and they have since grown their estate to cultivate over 60 hectares of vineyards in three of the most reputable appellations in the Centrum of Loire, boasting the most excellent terroirs, Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, and Menetou Salon.
White Wine Domaine Fournier Sancerre Grande Cuvee La Chaudouillonne 2021. Domaine Fournier is a historic winery of the Sancerre appellation, in France’s Loire Valley. Since 1926 it has been producing wine from the small village of Chaudoux, steadily growing into the Sancerre flagship that it is today, run by a determined team of experts. They have received countless 90+ ratings and gold medals over the years, most notably for their crisp white wines. The estates of Sancerre take their Sauvignon Blanc very seriously. Soil types in the appellation can be divided into three: limestone-gravel, chalk, and flint, each giving a unique twist to the wine. La Chaudouillone” is sourced from vineyards in the Caillottes” terroir, found between the villages of Verdigny and Sancerre. Here the vines grow on soil composed of small limestone pebbles mixed with clay, giving us airy and aromatic wines. La Chaudouillone exhibits a powerful, clean nose, with impressions of ripe pear and citrus intensity. On the palate, it is elegant and well structured, with notes of green apple and sweet citrus. It has a luscious round texture but maintains an edge of minerality and an intriguingly herbal finish. Worthy of holding for a few more years.