Taburno 2009 Falanghina ($14.99)
Transparent brass color, very light gold with a greenish hue. A good, subtle aroma that I've learned to associate with some southern Italian whites, pears, beeswax and maybe just a faint whiff of almonds. Crisp, tart pears on the palate, dry and acidic, with back notes that mirror the nose. Good, food-friendly acidity, solid but not overbearing 13% alcohol, and a hint of bitter almond in a long finish. US Importer: deGrazia Selections LLC, Winston-Salem, N.C.; a Marc de Grazia Selection. (Jul 7, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Hefty enough to stand up to pork, veal or rich seafood, it was just as fine with a hearty vegetarian main dish, fresh Roma-style green beans from the garden, sautéed with browned onions, garlic and ginger and tossed with scrambled eggs and crumbled tofu.



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