Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Non-Costly Italian White
Tonight's wine was a 2008 Castlevero Cortese from the Piemonte region of northwest Italy. Very pale, green gold color in the glass, little aroma, but fresh and lively on the tongue. Light, pleasant, non thought provoking and refreshing. In the end it just tasted like wine without any character at all. It wasn't bad, it wasn't good, it was just there. It washed down about two dozen steamer clams in a garlic and butter sauce and did it with style and a refreshing quality. For $11 it was probably overpriced, but when the temperature is nearing 100 degrees and heat index is topping out at 110 degrees an inoffensive, light, somewhat innocuous wine fills the bill. 11.5% alcohol.