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Thursday, February 18, 2010

2008 Gaetano D'Aquino Soave

So this is the other wine I purchased at Trader Joe's the other day. It's a Soave and I think it cost me $3.99 if I remember correctly, just part of a little personal on-going experiment I've been conducting. I've been trying to see if there's any real value buys in the lower price tier.

Soave is a small town located east of Verona and is known for it's simple white wines made from Garganega and Trebbiano. This wine is 70% Garganega and 30% Trebbiano.

This very light in color white shows aromas of citrus peel, wet concrete, raw peanut, banana chips, and maybe even a bit of tropical fruit like coconut. I honestly wasn't expecting the nose to be so complex and interesting! A very pleasant surprise....

On the palate I get really interesting flavors of fresh tangerine, yellow apple, concrete/mineral, apple skin, and a slight hint of nuttiness. There is nice crisp acidity and just the slightest hint of alcohol on the finish.

Well folks, I did it.....I found a great little wine for under five bones that delivers great quality and would pair tremendously with light seafood and salad dishes. 85 points

Claudia said...

I have tried that - I cannot resist the price tag and found in surprisingly very drinkable - crisp and cold - with some asiago cheese on a warm night...

Wellington Artist said...

I love your site! I love wine and it looks like I can learn a lot by reading your blog.

ACB said...

That is a really great wine for under 5 bucks me and some great friends enjoyed some just the other day at your suggestion. Thanks Tom. Your blog is so reliable!

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