Pieropan 2004 Soave Classico ($16.99)
Brilliant straw color. White fruit and almond aromas are attractive and characteristic of Soave. Flavors are consistent with the nose, crisp and fresh; pleasant minerality and an lingering note of bitter almond add dimension in a very fine wine. US Importer: Empson (U.S.A.) Inc., Alexandria, Va. (Jan 31, 2006)

FOOD MATCH: Well paired with a cross-cultural Italian-Chinese match that Marco Polo would have approved: Shanghai-style pork and broccoli with lots of ginger and garlic.

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