(By Marina La Forgia) I have to confess that I am a big fan of Sauvignon Blanc grape variety since I started drinking wine. I really love its so unique herbal and citric aromas and flavors and what a great discovery to see that in Italy there is also some great options of authentic expression. This delicious white Castel Firmian made by Mezzacorona winery comes from the Trentino-Alto Adige, a worthy discovery region in Italy that produces in my opinion some of the most original and interesting white wines of the country. The expected notes of lemon and fresh grass are subtly mixed with some flowers perfumes that make it very delicate and elegant. In the mouth, it keeps the subtility but adding some crispy acidity that helps to gently refresh the palate. A very nice, affordable and original “vino bianco italiano” to enjoy in the terrace!
(By Marina La Forgia) Let me introduce you to this very pleasant white wine from Bodegas Ontañon made with Viura, indigenous grape from Rioja. Vetiver is a good mix of terroir expression and winemaking. It combines intense tropical fruits aromas with some buttery and smoky notes that make it very original, onctuous and rich without losing any elegance and delicacy in the palate. Yes, it's a 2014 vintage which means "an aged white", and it really resumes the authentic Rioja style. However, at the same time this Vetiver is an innovative and audacious type of wine that I really loved to discover. It's good to get out of the comfort zone sometimes, wine tasting speaking...right?