Monday, December 29, 2008
An off beat Italian white
Last night we had Indian food for dinner and I thought it was a good opportunity to try a new Italian white I had gotten off of Liquor Direct's closeout rack. Casata Monfort Taminer Aromatico (also know as Gewurztraminer) from Trentino. I had had Traminer before and assumed this would be off dry, based on previous experience and it was. The wine also had orange and lemon peal notes with slate and saw dust. It complemented the food, which was slightly spicy, perfectly. This wine from northern Italy was similar to Alsatian whites. This was a nice wine that LD is closing out for $9.99 or 3 for $25. Check it out while it lasts, it is 2006, thus has a number of years left.