Re Manfredi Basilicata Bianco 2010
This slightly spritz-y Gewuerztraminer blend makes a delightful apertif. Aromatic but not redolent of grandma's perfume as Gewurz can frequently be, the wine is sweet on the nose and palate with zippy acidity and a dry finish.
Re Manfredi's Bianco Basilicata is a blend of Muller Thurgau and Traminer raised on hillside vineyards at an elevation of 1000 feet. The densely planted vines sit in well drained soils of volcanic soil at a south/ southeast exposure, soaking up the heat of the Mediterranean sun to achieve optimum ripeness. This unique wine is full and round with alluring aromas of tropical fruit and a fresh, minerally finish. The 2009 Re Manfredi Bianco is clear gold in color with an aromatic bouquet. In the mouth the wine is complex and intense, displaying flowery notes and aromas of fresh fruit showing wonderful development of aromatic essences.