Maccario Dringenberg "L'Amiral" Vino Bianco 2019Regular price $23.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
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Giovanna Maccario has been crafting world class wines from her cellar located in the village of San Biagio della Cima, less than two miles from the Ligurian sea, for over twenty years. Best known for her delightful red wines from the Rossese di Dolceacqua DOC, Maccario also makes a very small amount of this absolutely delicious white wine. A blend of old-wine indigenous, nearly extinct, ungrafted Ligurian white varieties, L'Amiral masterfully translates the region's heritage and proximity to the sea.
60% Rossese Bianco, with Malaga, Massarda and Vermentino making up the rest of the blend. The grapes see a short skin maceration before being fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel. Not quite an 'orange' wine, but certainly quite unique. An effusive nose of peach blossom, chamomile and fresh ocean air. Saline, savory and round, balanced by mild acidity and tannins, with juicy stone fruit and pineapple.
A perfect match for clam pizza, pastas with pesto, or a green salad with goat cheese and peach.
[Kirk Sutherland, August 2021]