Thursday, December 9, 2010

Simple Italian White

Along with the beets discussed in the post below there was a roast chicken for dinner, nothing fancy, just simple good food.

The wine was a 2009 Stefano Massone Gavi Masera from northwest Italy, a wine made from the Cortese grape.  Almost clear in the glass the wine was a little short in the nose, but fortunately there was some good flavor of white peaches and lemon zest.  Tart and perky and with enough zip to cut through the richness of the chicken and the heartiness of the roasted beets.  No deep thoughts here because this isn't a wine that calls for much thought.  Just drink it and enjoy it.  12% alcohol and $14.

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