(Salento, Apulia, Italy) $27

OMG is this white wine delicious. The aromas of a lush garden. Explosively fruity flavors, as though pears and peaches were fireworks being shot off in every direction. Plus a wonderful noble bitterness, like the flavors of lime zest. All encased in a bone-dry, minerally wine. Before tasting this verdeca from southern Italy (from the “heel” of the Italian “boot”), I had never heard of this rare white grape variety. I’d be mad at myself, except that one of Italy’s greatest gifts is being full of scrumptious things none of us have heard of. (14% abv)

93 points KM

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