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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wine Tasting - Dolia Vermentino de Sardgna 2009

"If you don't like the food, have more wine."
 - Unknown

This month's wine class?  "The Grapes Less Traveled".  A sampling of lesser known grape varietals.  Dolia Vermentino de Sardgna was the first of four white wines served and featured the Vermentino grape. 

Chucky's Score:  88
Tiffany's Score:  89

Appellation:  Dolianova, Sardinia, Italy
Grape Varietal(s):  100% Vermentino
Retail Price:  $12.99
Vintage:  2009
Alcohol:  12.5%
Calories:   88 per 4-ounce
Other:  Their website does not include this particular wine.

Tasting sheets as follows.

Chucky's Review Notes

Tiffany's Review Notes

Tiffany and I were but a single point difference in our scoring.  We both sensed peach on the nose but she added melon whereas I included lemon.  We had similar tastes detected on our palates.  I rated it 1-point higher on nose intensity and Tiffany rated it 1-point higher on both fruit intensity and taste characteristics. 

The label reads as follows:

"Vermentino de Sardegna
 Denominazione di origine controllata
 Dolia 2010 Dry White Wine
 Estate bottle by Cantine di Dolianova"

Interesting that we both paired this wine with cheese and salty foods.  It is a crisp Summer wine and opened up a wee bit after some breathing.  A most interesting and pleasurable grape varietal indeed. 

Hi-dee hi-dee take-the-unknown-grape-varietal-challenge-ho my friends.

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