Maculan 2003 "Pino & Toi" Veneto Bianco ($12.49)
A blend of the regional Tocai (60%) with Pinot Bianco (25%) and Pinot Grigio (15%), this wine from Northeastern Italy shows a clear straw color in the glass. Light white-fruit aromas add a whiff of almond. Bone-dry and crisp, lemony acidity gives structure, and a distinct bitter-almond note adds a touch of flavor interest in the finish. It's on the simple side, but clean and fresh, and its tangy citric snap makes it a natural with seafood. US Importer: Winebow Inc., NYC, a Leonardo Locascio Selection. (Mar 17, 2005)

FOOD MATCH: A natural match with linguine with white clam sauce.

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