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Riondo Castelforte Garganega 2013 Wine Review

Riondo Castelforte Garganega 2013

Riondo Castelforte Garganega 2013

Veneto I.G.T., Italy

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $13.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Riondo Castelforte

Agent: Liberty Wines Inc.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Light aromas of lime blossom, yet dry. Great aperitif or companion to mild curries and lightly spiced dishes. Medium-bodied. The lesser known Veneto Garganega grape is often overshadowed by Pinot Grigio, but is well worth exploring for both taste and value. Lovely crisp lime lift on the mid-palate and finish. Pair with field greens and shellfish.

Garganega food pairings: prosciutto and melon.

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This Riondo Castelforte Garganega 2013 was reviewed on January 24, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Stephen Beaumont CSW CWE rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Garganega may not be a grape you're familiar with, however if you have ever drunk a Soave, then you have already tasted Garganega (pronounced gar-GAN-ega).

This wine is quite a find and excellent value for the price. Produced in the Verona region near to the Soave region, this actually contains 85% Garganega grapes and 15% "other" varieties that are unspecified (although I suspect trebbiano features in the mix). They are hand picked and vinified into a wine with great elegance, mineral overtones and zingy acidity. With a delightfully floral nose, much better than many Soaves that often trade on their name, this is a wine to enjoy with white meats, antipasti or fish and yet has enough going on in the mouth to be able to complement Asian inspired dishes without getting lost.

It won a bronze medal in the 2014 International Wine Challenge and at $13.95 a bottle, offers a quality that is a long way above what the price would suggest. Highly recommended
This delicate Italian white wine is aged partly in stainless for fruit freshness and partly in wood for richness. Finishes with good minerality, almond smoke and vanilla. - Community Wine Reviews

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