Friday, August 13, 2010

Fontana Candida Frascati Superiore 2008

Getting time to clean out the old wine fridge.  After two months of laying around, drinking coffee, tea, water and gatorade and laying off the good stuff I am beginning to feel the need for a long day of wine shopping, but the fridge is full and I will just have to do my part in making room for more.
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.
**Winemakers notes:
In the hills near Rome are areas of volcanic soil over 2000 years old.  Here the grapes for Frascati are grown.   Frascati has a delicate bouquet of wildflowers and fruit.  Its characteristic taste is fresh and distinctive, with just a hint of almond.  To enjoy Fontana Candida Frascati to its fullest, serve slightly chilled (55 degrees) to heighten the fruit and the wine’s crispness, Fontana Candida Frascati is a delightful complement to seafood, poultry and other light entrees.
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.

My notes:
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.

1 comment:

Glass Bottles said...

Sounds like a good one! I will be trying this one before too long!