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Vitovska: Grape of Light

There is a place in Northern Italy where all the producers are required to make only high quality wines, because there is such a small area for vineyards. This place is Carso, in the Friuli region. Wild and hostile, it forces farmers to exert their maximum effort if they want to work the land.
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2008 Tenuta Villanova Pinot Grigio Friuli DOC

This wine had salt-water taffy and flowers, with white and green fruits on the nose. On the palate were fresh fruits and steely notes, finishing with a burnt-caramel taste that was really quite yummy. It had more body and depth than many Pinot Grigios I’ve tasted. This is another great Italian food wine that will go especially well with soft cheeses and creamy pastas. The bonus is this wine’s as kind to the palate as it is to the pocket book. For Kathleen’s full review visit her blog Between the Vines
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2008 Poderi Zanusso Sant’ Andrat Bianco

This is the future of box wines! A high quality, absolutely delicious white wine which is also a great value. An aromatic and floral nose with an intriguing taste of peach, melon, spice and some mineral notes. It was crisp, smooth and had a fairly long finish. It has been a real crowd pleaser with my family and friends, and a wine I cannot recommend highly enough. For a full review visit Richard’s blog Passionate Foodie.