Quick Sip Wine Review – Antonio Sanguineti “Maestro” Toscana Bianco, Tuscany, Italy

SanguinetiBiancoFrontSome of my favorite white wines are dry, minerally-tinged zesty wines from Italy.  In my opinion, you can find many solid Italian white wines, outside of pinot grigio, in the $10 – $20 range.  Falanghina, vermentino, Orvieto and Arneis are just a few of the Italian varieties that I find can be very intriguing, fun and light-hearted, but serious at the same time.

This Toscana Bianco is a blend comprised of 50% vermentino, 30% malvasia and 20% chardonnay.  Its an off-beat blend that made for a unique and intriguing wine.

There was weight, minerality and a firm acid structure that allowed it to pair very well to our usual Mediterranean dinner fare.

The fruit component of the wine consisted mostly of barely ripe, almost green citrus fruit flavors.  I want to say that the flavors leaned more towards the rind of the fruit rather than the pulp and juice flavors.  Complementing the bitter citrus flavors however were a juxtaposition of lush tropical fruit that helped balance everything out.

SanguinetiBiancoBackThis is another wine from a great import portfolio called Small Vineyards Imports, which is based in the Seattle, Washington area.  They carry some really good artisan crafted Italian wines in their portfolio.  I paid aprroximately $14 for this bottle of wine.

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2 thoughts on “Quick Sip Wine Review – Antonio Sanguineti “Maestro” Toscana Bianco, Tuscany, Italy

  1. THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT WORDS ABOUT MY WINE . WHEN I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS WINE FOR THE FIRST TIME I GOT A KIND OF VISION ; A GROUP OF VERY GOOD FRIENDS SITTING ON WHITE SOFAS AND ARM CHAIRS , ON A DECK FACING THE OCEAN ; THEY ARE DRESSED CASUAL , MOSLTY IN WHITE COLOUR , AND THEY ARE SIPPING THIS WINE AND THE REFRESHING BREEZE OF THE OCEAN IS LITTLE BIT SALTY , AS A PART OF MY WINE IS. THANK YOU AGAIN ANDRE . I WILL BE IN SEATTLE FOR SOME EVENTS IN LATE JUNE WITH A FRIEND WINEMAKER ( MAURIZIO MARCHETTI – VERDICCHIO PRODUCER ) . SMALL VINEYARDS IS PUTTING TOGETHER THE EVENTS . IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO CAME I WILL BE HAPPY TO MEET YOU. FOR INFO ABOUT THE EVENTS PLEAS CONTACT SEATTLE OFFICE AT 206 933 6767. CIAO A PRESTO! ANTONIO

    • What an honor Mr. Sanguineti! Thank you for finding my blog and most of all, thank you for your words. I appreciate you sharing with me your inspiration for this wine. I can taste the passion in your wine and look forward to trying more of them. I wish we could visit the Small Vineyards event in late June, but its not possible for us at the moment. We will be moving to San Francisco in a few days and hope that Small Vineyards will at some point, hold a tasting event in the Bay Area. I will be on the lookout for them. Much Aloha & Mahalo — Andre

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