La Cadalora 2002 Pinot Grigio Vallagarina ($15.00)
This is a very light straw-color wine, almost watery pale. Citric scents of lemons and a distant whiff of mint add an elusive hint of "forest floor" and fresh wild mushrooms, not "cork taint" but a more pleasant earthy note. Crisp and tart flavors, more cleansing than sour, carry on as a lemony tang in a very long finish. US Importer: Vintner Select of Mason, Ohio, and other regional importers; a Marc de Grazia selection. (Apr 26, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Cleansing acidity pairs nicely with the rich, earthy flavors of pasta cloaked with a thick sauce of finely chopped pecans and olive oil with piquant South African red peppers, a variation on a more traditional walnut-pasta sauce.



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