Medium Body, Fruity (Vermentino). Langhe Favorita DOC. Alc 12.5%.
Refreshing white wine made from local Vermentino grapes (called Favorita in Piedmont) by prestigious winemaker and president of Roero wine consortium! It's very floral (jasmine, daffodil) and fruity (apple, lime, peach), with a hint of the 'waxy' character than develops as whites age in the bottle. Predictably bright acidity and the food-friendly ‘almond’ finish that’s so common to Italian whites!!
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From the winery:
"The Favorita grape variety reached Roero through the old salt and oil routes that have long linked Piedmont to Liguria and found in the sandy and sun-exposed Roero region, the ideal conditions for its harmonious growth resulting in a unique golden fruit. This wine variety is better known as the Vermentino or Pigato in Liguria, while in the Roero is was called in dialect “Furmentin”, because of the golden yellow colour of its ripe grape which is reminiscent of the colour of wheat upon harvesting.
Over time, La Favorita has carved itself a place of honour amongst the white wines of the Roero, but its story isn’t all that recent; some historic documents mention Favorita wine-making back in 1676, while in the 1800s it was very much appreciated as a table grape. Here in the Roero the sandy, sun-kissed hilltops have proved to provide the ideal growing conditions for this varietal. Here Favorita has found its perfect terroir, the only soil capable of limiting vegetative vigour favouring its golden grape to full ripening: the result it is a delicate and versatile wine, ideal for summertime, which we produce paying a great deal of attention to its typical features."
Colour: bright golden yellow. Nose: it has a velvety, floral bouquet with hints of hawthorn, peach, apricot and green apple. Taste: lively, round and crisp, leaving a nice almondy finish on the mouth, an aroma that is best appreciated when the wine is young.
Food pairings: as an aperitif and with puff pastry snacks, mini omelettes, vegetable risottos, steamed fish and eggs, for which it is by far one of the most suitable wines.
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