Terlan 2001 Alto Adige Terlano Classico ($10.99)
This rich and complex white is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc and Riesling Italico (which is not the true Riesling but Welschriesling, a Central European variety that resembles the real thing in name only). A bright, clear straw color, it offers fresh melon and citrus scents on the first sniff, opening up to intriguing aromas of mineral and "wool." Full and ripe in flavor, it brings together juicy white fruit, tart acidity and a rich minerality in good balance. US Importer: Dufour & Co., Ltd., North Bergen, N.J. (Sep 11, 2003)

FOOD MATCH: The wine's richness and complexity made it an unusually good partner with a thick meatless cream soup of celeriac and leeks.

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