Origin: Veneto I.G.T. - Cantina di Monteforte
Taste guide: Dry, lemon citrus and tropical fruit flavours, lovely floral notes, soft and fruity, unoaked
75cl - 12% - screwcap
Yet another white wine from the defunct Jamie's Italian restaurant chain, and again like the previously listed Pinot Grigio, produced by one of the top wineries in north-east Italy, Cantina di Montforte. This winemaker is a Co-op situated in the eastern part of the Soave region. They have 600 members, 1,200 hectares in total, and harvest about 20,000 tonnes of grapes per annum.
This wine is a blend of the same grape varieties used for Soave, Garganega and Trebbiano, but from outside that specific region and bearing the designated "Indicazione Geografica Tipica" of Veneto. As with all wines from this Cantina it was vinified under the direction of Kiwi winemaker Matt Thomson, alongside local Gaetano Tobin.
Cool summer breezes blowing down the Alpone Valley from the foothills of the Dolomites to the north give warm days and cool nights, which helps with the accumulation of aromatic characters in the grapes - and is the source of the name "Breezy Bianco". The varietals were separately vinified, both in stainless steel vats to retain all the inherent freshness of the grapes, then carefully blended by the winemaker.
The wine is pale straw in colour with green tints. Garganega gives the wine body and a beautiful fragrant character - notes of rose petals and other floral tones - whilst the Trebbiano delivers a delicious fruity kick. Lemon citrus melds with peach and nectarine tropical fruit flavours with a soft and clean finish. This is absolutely gorgeous - we urge you to try it.
Perfect chilled summer drinking - salads, fish, seafood and white meats.
Was on Jamie's Italian drinks menu at over £22.
We had sold out but have been offered more, however due to the vagaries of buying wines by auction, we had to pay a bit more.
Still fantastic value at Binendwines - just £5.75.