Apricot, peach cobbler, sticky honey, white flower and macadamia nut color a seductively sweet wine from Puglia, the heel of the Italian “boot.” Thanks to strong sunshine and cooling breezes, Malvasia grapes lose their water mass, resulting in rich concentration and intense fragrances.
Gravisano is a sun-drenched dessert wine from the Murgia area of Puglia in the deep south of Italy that offers candied fruit, honey roasted almond and butterscotch flavors. The wine is soft and chewy with a thick, sweet close.
Named for the town in Apulia from which it comes, this wine mixes Greco di Tufo and Malvasia. Apple, pear, cinnamon and floral elements combine on the nose. On the palate, there is solid weight, tangy acidity and a velvety texture. The finish persists with apple and cinnamon presiding. Would go well with shellfish. Best Buy.
Toasted walnuts, almond paste and dried fruit merge nicely, leaving a velvety smooth trail in the mouth. This wine is a powerhouse despite the higher sugar content, which should soften the effects of 15% alcohol.
A 60% Greco and 40% Malvasia blend from a surreal part of Puglia with long horizons and whole towns buried within deep ravines. Offers some buttery popcorn and peach and lots of yellow floral tones, like acacia. Nice tart finish. Imported by Winebow.
This 60-40 Greco and Malvasia blend is among the most representative quality white wines from the Puglia region. Aromas of pear, stone fruit and white mineral are backed by creamy warm-climate nuances and a thick consistency. The wine is not oak fermented or aged although it tastes as if it had been. Botromagno was founded in 1991 by the D’Agostino family…
Poggio al Bosco represents a new school in Italian winemaking, that of the ageworthy white wine from the deep south of the nation. From the 2008 vintage, this wine opens with aromas of apricot, candied fruit, almond and butterscotch.
A bit thorny on the initial impact; notes of apple cider, prunes, dried currant, chocolate, almond and black pepper chime in harmoniously. There’s a sour note on the finish but otherwise it’s a perfect everyday dinner wine.