Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Northern White

I don't think I'd go so far as to call this the "Great White North," but it is a "Decent White from the North of Italy."

191. 2008 Araldica Cortese (DOC Cortese - Italy)

Cortese is one of the traditional varietals in the Piedmont region in North-East Italy and this particular wine is found on a number of "value wine lists" in the Vancouver area. Known for its fresh, citrusy profile, it's a good fit for a warm day on the patio with seafood - or a simple mid-week dinner at home.

I didn't find a whole lot about this wine specifically on the company's website, but Araldica Cooperative comprises 300 members in Piedmont and they produce a number of wines under a variety of labels. This Cortese is grown in the Monferrato Hills of Asti province.

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