Mastroberardino 2001 Greco di Tufo ($21.99)
A distinct reddish tinge adds a coppery hue to the rich straw color of this wine, making it almost as robust in appearance as in flavor. Intriguing and complex aromas are centered on white fruits - melon and starfruit and a hint of banana, with grace notes of somthing oddly like the scent of beeswax. Full-bodied and rich, fruit flavors are consistent with the nose, well-balanced by crisp acidity, with a pleasant touch of bitter almond in the very long finish. An exceptional white wine, with much of the body and complexity that you might expect of a red. US Importer: Paterno Imports, Lake Bluff, Ill. (Jul 5, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with a hearty fish dish like alder-smoked salmon tossed with farfalle pasta; might overwhelm more delicate seafood.

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