Friday, September 30, 2011

Saladini Pilastri Falerio

Here's another bottle from the mixed case of wine I picked up a month ago, none of which I had ever tried before.  Falerio is a small enclave in the Marche area of Central Italy.  The wine is a blend of Ugni Blanc and two lesser known grapes, Passerina and Pecorino. The vintage was 2010.

Pale color, lemony nose with some hints of anise.  Crisp and tart, with the lemon showing bright and fresh.  The anise flavor faded more into fennel on the taste.  Good length to the finish, ending with a last little burst of lemon.  The first half of the bottle went down with some grilled chicken with minimal spicing, but the second half on day two was even better with a fennel and shrimp risotto.  The fennel taste in the wine was great with the dish.  The acidity cut the richness and the fennel overtones really matched well.  Good honest wine that went great with food.

13% alcohol and $14.  Good wine.

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