Botromagno 2001 Gravina ($10.49)
Clear bright-gold in color, this wine from Puglia (Apulia), the "heel" of the Italian "boot," is full of the ripe aromatics and intense colors of its grape components, Greco (60 percent) and Malvasia (40 percent). Scents of almonds and banana oil add exotic notes to fresh white fruit. Crisp and citric flavors are consistent with the nose, with palate-cleansing lemon-lime in a long, clean finish. US Importer: Winebow Inc., NYC; Leonardo Locascio Selections. (Oct 31, 2002)

FOOD MATCH: Crisp acidity and distinct aromatics make this a match for stronger-flavored fish. It was excellent with alder-smoked salmon shredded over potato pancakes.



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