Winery: Corte Gardoni
Bottling: 2008 Bianco di Custoza (40% Garganega, 20% Trebbiano Toscano, 15% Trebbianello, 25% Various local varieties)
Importer: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
Sub-Region: Custoza, Veneto
Estimated Retail Price: $13
Purchase Details: Purchased directly from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant in Berkeley, California for $12.95 plus tax.
Tasting Notes: In the glass, a very pale straw, yellow hue. Aromas of banana, white peach. An immediate acid attack on the palate, followed by flavors of banana, dried pineapple, apple and a slightly bitter lemon rind finish. This wine has a light body and an underlying creaminess that’s really interesting.
This is a white wine with some surprising substance and complexity that you wouldn’t expect in this price range.