Feudi San Gregorio 2004 "Serrocielo" Sannio ($30.00)
This is a light but brilliant straw-color wine with glints of gold. Tropical fruit aromas focus on papaya and banana oil with a pleasant whiff of almond in the background. Its full-bodied flavors are consistent with the nose, concentrated and intense, built on a sturdy backbone of tart acidity. This is a fine white wine that rewards time in the glass; its flavors blossomed as it aired and warmed toward "cellar temperature." Don't waste this fine wine by serving it ice-cold. US Importer: Palm Bay Imports, Boca Raton, Fla. (Jan 24, 2006)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with seafood and fish, although its intensity almost overpowered a relatively subtle dish of fresh cod baked Italian-style with thin-sliced potatoes and olive oil. Next time I'll try it with something a little more robust.

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