Sunday, April 06, 2008

Tasted at Vintialy: A Frascati Superiore

Frascati is a white wine from the Alban hills, and people generally associate it with the pitchers Roman restaurants set out. In other words, something not long on complexity, but that goes down very well.

Easy to drink does not necessarily mean simple, however. For example:

Alma Vini Conte San Jacopo Frascati Superiore 2007
Pale brassy yellow with brassy reflections. Delicate bouquet with minerality mingled with some heather and clean bitter notes and some delicate floral accents that provide depth. On the palate it's full, with rich honey-laced very ripe apricot fruit that gives way to mineral warmth with a warm acidic burr that continues at length. Quite nice, and will work very well as an aperitif, or with a wide range of foods, from fish through quickly cooked meats, and also zesty pasta sauces. In other words, Roman dishes. Worth seeking out.

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