Giuseppe Quintarelli 'Cà del Merlo' Bianco Secco, Veneto, Italy 2020
File this wine under esoteric. Giuseppe Quintarelli is known for producing reds of depth and ageability, but their white is not to be missed. This native blend of Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, Sauvignon Bianco, Chardonnay, and Saorin from vines averaging 30 years of age, offers up aromas of apricot, beeswax & smoky mineral undertones. The touch of Sauvignon Blanc lends to a pleasurable grassy character while structuring the lively acidity laced within this medium bodied wine. You will wish you bought another.
Pairing: Traditional Venetian fare, Bigoli in salsa, Tortellini di Valeggio with root vegetables
Grape: Garganega, Trebbiano Toscano, Sauvignon Bianco, Chardonnay, and Saorin
Viticulture: Sustainable, slow wine