Tasting Notes Week of March 12th, 2012By Marisa D'Vari | March 15th, 2012 | Category: Wine reviews | 1 Comment »
... so I don't usually drink white wines, yet who can turn down a Sauvignon blanc (SB) from Italy? Fattori Vecchie Scuole had an amazing acidity that went so well with grilled branzino. It's 100% SB fermented in stainless steel with lots of tropical ripe yet crisp fruit and a long, dry, mineral finish. So refreshing. The acidity might be due to the high altitude vineyards.
I am still working my way through them, but tried the 2009 Reserve Zin Smith Orchard vineyard (mountain fruit, $52) and the 2009 Reserve Zin Pony vineyard ($52) and found it quite a challenge. Both were delicious ... very rich and intense with massive fruit and a dry finish.
Before I try the others I am going to call winemaker Antoine Favero and talk to him about it.