VIE DI ROMANS PIERE—BOOM!
PATRICK'S SCORE: 96
VALUE: Excellent (9/10)
APPROXIMATE PRICE: $30
PAIRING: roast chicken Provençal
Italian sophistication that elevates.
This Sauvignon Blanc seduces; the first sip swirls with sweet ruby red grapefruit, and finds balance with gentle nuances of white pepper. The acid is so straight-line level it brightens without attacking your palate.
From the bouquet and the first sip, the artistry of this extraordinary Italian Sauvignon Blanc carries you on a journey of grace and elegance. Touches of white flower blossoms carry its firm finish to a gentle fade. Put on some Melody Gardot and feel the story this swanky wine tells.
JAKE: The Alto Adige and Friuli appellations of northeast Italy are starting to seriously impress. You'll find Vie di Romans in Friuli, north of Venice. A cool continental climate nestled up against Slovenia and the Alps makes this part of Italy perfect for French grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. Know your regions when perusing restaurant menus!