Feudi San Gregorio 2002 Fiano di Avellino ($14.99)
Clear gold, bright but transparent, this Southern Italian white shows the benchmark aromas of Fiano, apples and pears given added complexity with grace notes of honey and beeswax that become more evident as the wine warms in the glass. Full and rich on the palate, lemony citric fruit is carried on a good body with fresh-fruit acidity that becomes almost sharp in the long finish. Full and complex, it shows best when cool, not cold - take it out of the fridge or ice bucket a half-hour or more before serving. US Importer: Palm Bay Imports Inc., Boca Raton, Fla. (Sep 27, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: Too sturdy for delicate fare, it calls for veal, pork or poultry or richer fish and seafood. It was beautiful with a dish crafted to match, a variant twist on saltimbocca with chicken thigh meat, goat cheese and fresh tarragon wrapped in prosciutto packages and baked.

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