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Today's Wine Tasting Note

© Copyright 1997 by Robin Garr. All rights reserved.

Massa Marittima

Here's a medieval building in the village of Massa Marittima, from the TravelEurope Italy page.

A brand-new Italian wine denomination, Monteregio di Massa Marittima, left me puzzled when I spotted this bottle, but with thanks to online experts Cameron Rothery, Robert Callahan and Michaelis for setting me straight, I've got it pinned down now: Massa Marittima is a village near Grosseto in southwestern Tuscany, and this crisp, simple table white is most likely made from Trebbiano grapes.

I Campetti 1996 "Nebbiaie" Bianco Monteregio di Massa Marittima ($7.99)
Very pale straw color. Fresh, pleasant citric aroma, a whiff of grapefruit. Crisp and bright citric flavors, tart and clean, medium finish. Simple wine, but it makes a fine marriage with steamed salmon with fresh dill. Importer: Vintner Select, Cincinnati. (Nov. 11, 1997)

Today's note continues my recent focus on Italian wines; for a look at more recent Italian notes, check the Italy section of my Current Wine Notes page.

All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I purchase all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.

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