After 60 months on the lees, the wine remains a light gold in color and quite delicate in flavor, with a wafting of yeast in the aroma. Hints of citrus, apricot and mango appear on the palate. The body is light, as is the finish. Mild acidity. A good wine to start an evening.

Recommended: 89 points –BSE

WHO: Letrari Vini e Spumanti

WHAT: 60% chardonnay, 40% pinot noir

WHERE: Trentodoc, Trentino, Alto Adige, Italy

HOW MUCH: around $25 (media sample)

About The Author

Becky Sue Epstein
International Editor

Becky Sue Epstein is Palate Press’s International Editor. An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, her work appears in many national publications including Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television.

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