This 3 pack contains one bottle of each of the following wines:
2022 Stefano Antonucci Sté Verdicchio
Take a trip through Italy and it quickly dawns on you that there's 2 white grapes capturing the attention of locals: Passerina and Verdicchio. Loved for their freshness, unique qualities and easy-drinking styles, these 2 grapes come from provinces bordering each other along the Adriatic coast. This fresh Verdicchio has delicate aromatics with lightly floral notes and fresh white fruits. On the palate, there's pulpy white nectarine, fresh pear, blossoming white flowers, bittersweet shaved almond and a hint of salinity. In contrast to the delicate aromatics, the body is a little richer and broader but anchored by zippy acidity and good length. Enjoy with fish, shellfish or cheeses that originate from Central Italy.
2020 Federico Artico Stardust
IGP Lazio Bianco
Absolutely rad bottling from Federico, who founded the estate in the 90s and immediately set to work removing the entirety of the old vineyards and replanting with international and indigenous varietals. This sort of risk-it-all reinvention might be why Federico felt so inclined to make a wine in tribute to the iconic David Bowie. Additionally, he collaborates on his labels with a Roman street artist named Diamond, who, in this case, brought to life a label that would be just as home on a re-release of the Aladdin Sane LP. This vintage of Stardust is a blend of 70% slightly overripe Sauvignon Blanc and 15% each of Trebbiano and Malvasia Puntinata. Winemaking is done in stainless steel with the Sauvignon Blanc vinified separately from the other two varietals, which are picked and vinified nearly a month after. On the nose and palate, you can pick out the crunchy and sweet notes of citrus, curtesy of the Sauvignon Blanc and the ripe, crisp apple and slightly floral notes from the Trebbiano and Malvasia. There's an electric core of acidity here that heightens and livens all the flavours, turning up the dial to 11. Check this one out with salads, seafood apps like crab cakes, sushi, lightly seasoned grilled chicken or stuffed and fried zucchini flowers.
2021 Quinta do Lagar Novo '5a' White Blend
Fresh & vibrant alert y'all. A mish-mash of Marsanne, Viognier, Chardonnay and the native Portuguese varietal Arinto, this racy white is balanced and finely textured. There's a harmony of fruity and heavy citrus flavours with a dash of green tea complexity and fresh exotic fruits. There's intensity and lively acidity but with balance and finesse. This is fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks, so no oak for the wood-in-white-wine-averse. Ideal as an aperitif but enough there to go hand in hand with a fresh salad, sushi, steamed and lightly seasoned seafoods or creamy pastas.