San Fereolo Coste Di Riavolo

San FereoloMost people assume that Riesling and Gewurtztraminer have to be sweet.  Wrong!  This beauty from Northern Italy’s Piedmont region is very dry.  Two years ageing in the barrel on its lees and another year in the bottle before release give it a natural amber color and depth of flavor.  Its style is very much like the Alsace.  The nose has hints of lychee nut, white peach and a touch of petrol.  It has a slightly nutty taste, bright acidity, minerality, and a wonderful melding of flavors from the two varietals.  Pairs well with pastas, cream sauces and light to medium cheeses.