Product code: 899195
CASTEL DEL MONTE BOMBINO BIANCO – RIVERA MARESE
91 Points, James Suckling: “Cooked apples, honeysuckle and honeydew melon. There’s some nice acidity on the medium-to full-bodied palate that does well to carry the fleshy stone fruit on offer.”
The Marese denotes at best the uniqueness of Bombino Bianco, native variety of the DOC Castel del Monte. The grapes are harvested overdue with a grade of advanced maturity, in order to balance the natural acidity and express the best varietal character. The result is a wine with an intense bouquet and complex palate, mineral finish with a pleasant freshness. Excellent with hors d’oeuvres and fish or as an aperitif.
This is a new friend you might want to see a lot of in the future. Your first encounter leaves a great impression and that lingers into the after taste. Unlike the 1st Crudo Zibibbo, you know immediately you like this.
We figured we would stay Italian and I thought back to my Kootenay roots and decided on a combo of chicken and shrimp, done with authentic Italian Egg noodle pasta. Sautéed garlic, red and yellow peppers, some mushrooms, leek rings, zucchini and onion rounded out the medley. Topped at the end with fresh parmesan and shredded basil.
Dessert was a naughty combo of pomegranate molasses and Grand Marnier trickled over vanilla frozen yogurt.