Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Gentilini Robola'09, Cephalonia VQPRD, Greece

A crisp and original wine from Cephalonia in Greece, made of an indigenous grape which would gain to be known. Spread the word about Robola grape, this one has a lot of potential!

Technical Data: 100% Robola grape, indigenous to the Ionian Islands, aged in stainless steel tanks only to preserve freshness and crispness of the wine. The wine is cold stabilized and filtered just once prior to bottling.

Description: Bright gold color. Fragrant nose showing off the characteristic aromas of this grape with lots of citrus and minerality. Powerful yet very subtle wine, citrussy flavors intertwined with white peach, ripe apricot and minerality. A slight hint of white pepper at the very end of the palate. Long lasting mineral finish.

Food Pairing & Service: This is a gorgeous wine to enjoy by itself or with food. This wine will accompany perfectly seafood, shellfish, strong flavored fish, lemon sauce chicken, any kind of metzes or tapas, sushi as well as spicy fusion cuisine.

Score: 9/10.

Ageing Potential: Up to 5 years.

Price as seen on DC shelf: $15.99

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