Thursday, September 4, 2014
Falanghina - First Time Experience
The minute the cork came out of the bottle there were flowery and citrus aromas filling the room. The color was almost crystal clear with just a bit of green and gold. With some swirling the aromas got a little stronger and for a while I was happy to sit and smell the wine. The flavors were on the citrus end with orange peel being predominant. There was some ripe apple and a bit of lychee lurking in the glass as well. The mouth feel was full and almost creamy, but just I was about to criticize it for that it turned dry and sharp. It left my mouth dry and refreshed with a wee bit of the same minerality I find and love in Chablis.
There were some bay scallops sauteed in butter and olive oil with a tiny touch of garlic, some halved cherry tomatoes and a bit of fresh thyme and oregano to help the wine along. A perfect match.
2012 Gran Passione Falanghina. 12.5% alcohol and $12. A bragain.