Santa Lucia 2005 "Gazza Ladra" Puglia Fiano ($17.00)
This transparent pale-gold wine shows bright highlights against the light. Typical Fiano aromatics focus on white fruit with overtones of almonds and beeswax honey. Fresh, medium-bodied and crisply acidic, its flavors follow the nose, with good fresh-fruit acidity adding a cleansing snap in the finish. US Importer: Vintner Select, Mason, Ohio. (Nov 19, 2006)

FOOD MATCH: This crisp, structured and textured white made an exceptional accompaniment with the cod chowder featured in the Nov. 30, 2006 Wine Advisor FoodLetter. It should go well with any relatively rich seafood or fish dish.

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