Shirley keeps doing her part by challenging me to come up with a pairing for some of her weird dinner experiments.
Tonight was a ground turkey recipe with lots of spices overpowered with fresh ginger wrapped in fresh lettuce leafs. I would have pulled out a nice Gewurztraminer if I had one, but settled for a Fontana Candida Frascati Superiore DOC 2008. $10
*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks representing the brand.
Grapes: 50% Malvasia Bianca di Candia, 40% Trebbiano Toscano, 10% Malvasia del Lazio
**Winemakers notes given on web site were more a history of the 2008 growing season, so I spared you all that by posting the short notes above taken off the bottle itself.
Frascati is made from Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes. A nice clear or very pale straw color with lots of aromas of floral, citrus, green apple and pear. In the mouth it was citrusy, crisp and a little acidic leading to a long and pleasant finish. The pairing with the ginger was good, but not excellent. Having broiled ocean perch tonight and kept some for what I believe will be a perfect match. This would also make for a good wine when friends are visiting. An excellent inexpensive ($10) summer white blend that can be enjoyed by all.