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Vintages Wine Picks April 26, 2008

White Wine

Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Pinot Grigio 2006, D.O.C. Alto Adige, Alto Adige, Italy: Elena Walch, along with a handful of others, helped pave the way for other women who dreamed of making fine wines. Her single vineyard Castel Ringberg is legendary for producing superlative Pinot Grigios and the 2006 vintage is no exception. Displaying ripe fruit, herbs and floral aromas and flavors, this is a fresh and focused Pinot Grigio. My note: Refreshing, mouth-watering with notes of citrus. Pair with: herb-roasted chicken. 937904 14% XD 750 mL  $25.95 Score: 88/100. April 26, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

Red Wine

Poggio Al Tufo Alicante 2006 2006, I.G.T. Maremma Toscana, Italy: Vintages Wine Panel: Alicante is an extremely rare type of grape as not only is the skin red but so is the pulp. In fact, it is the only Vitis vinifera grape that is red fleshed and typically produces wines that are deeply coloured. It was created by Henri Bouschet in the late 19th century when he crossed Petit Bouschet with Grenache. This delicious red is a fantastic discovery wine for those looking to add another 'untried' grape variety to their life-list of enjoyed wines. My note: Silky rich with notes of black fruit and mocha. 70797 13% XD 750 mL  $19.95 Score: 89/100. April 26, 2008 Full Review Add to: Shopping List Cellar  

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