The nose of this one hits you with a mossy, salty note reminiscent of craggy rocks splashed clean by ocean surf. The front of the palate echoes the same notes, smoothed with an almost creamy mouthfeel. This is a minerally, slate and clay, white with a body that is at the same time fresh and summery, but not as light and forgettable as a languid Summer afternoon. She plays well with all manner of seafood and well into the crushed leaves of autumn.
- Rating: Impressive
- Name: i Fiori Vermentino 2013
- Winery: Azienda Agricola PALA di Mario Pala & C.
- Region: Sardegna
- Country: Italy
- Varietals: 100% Vermentino
- Price: $17
- Where to Buy: Whole Foods et al.