Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Arnaldo-Caprai Grecante 2011

Many times I wonder why I keep doing this blog.  It's been over five years now.  That's about four more years than I thought I would keep Why Wine Blog.  But, there then comes along a grape I never heard of or a wine from some remote region that I would have never known if it had not been for this blog.  Such is the case of this Umbrian grape, Grechetto and this 100% Grechetto:  Arnaldo-Caprai Grecante 2011 (SRP $20)

*During the Renaissance tradition, there were many wines defined as "Greci, Grecanti, Grechetti". The Grecante of Montefalco was among the celebrated wines of this variety and was historically given as a precious gift by farmers to princes and cardinals of the community. Arnaldo Caprai's Grecante keeps up this traditional story. This wine is characterized by an intense straw colour. It is intensely fruity yet delicate with floral notes. It is soft and well-balanced. Grecante is an impressive aperitif wine, great with fish and white meat.*Winemaker's notes

 Disclaimer:  Sample submitted for review

Color was golden yellow with aromas of yellow apple, pineapple and peach with some floral notes.  In the mouth the wine came alive with zesty citrus, peach, pineapple and a little apricot and mineral.  Finish was lengthy and dry with hints of grapefruit and lime. If serving as an aperitif, I would chill this wine below 50°F, but warm up a little if serving with food. Pair this wine with white meats, fish or scallops.  We enjoyed with grilled ham steaks marinated in a mixture of cherry preserves, dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar. The Arnaldo-Caprai Grecante can be found on-line and select outlets for under $15.  Highly Recommended  

2 comments:

Morten Pedersen said...

This is one of the good thing about wine there will always be new wines to try out and new vintages of tasted wines.

joeshico said...

Thank you for the comment, Morten. Posting next week another new grape just introduced in 2002.