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Professional Ratings: 89 Wine Spectator, 88 The Wine Advocate
Region: Sardinia, Italy
Varietal: Other White Wine
Style: Light & Crisp
Item no. 93449
Made from 90% Vermentino and 10% of other Sardinian grapes grown in the Costamolino vineyard.
Costamolino is straw yellow in color with green highlights and an intense yet delicate bouquet that displays distinct varietal characteristics. Supple aromas of citrus, pineapple, tropical fruits and honey are wonderfully supported by a zesty acidity.
Delicate and pleasantly refreshing on the palate, Costamolino is the wine of choice for many dishes, from fish antipasti and pastas to vegetables terrine, salads, white meat casseroles, and risotto. Delicious with Asian food and sushi.
Shows lemon rind and honey on the nose, with hints of sliced orange. Full-bodied, with ripe fruit and a long, flavorful finish. Rich, clean and steely. Good value in a squeaky-clean, flavorful white. Drink now. 50,000 cases made.
The estate’s 2007 Is Argiolas is made from 100% Vermentino grown on hillside vineyards rich in clay and limestone. It reveals an additional layer of volume, depth and richness compared to the Costamolino, with perhaps a touch less freshness. Still, this is a gorgeous, soft-textured wine that continues to develop nicely in the glass. I would choose the Costamolino to pair with fresh, bright flavors, while the Is Argiolas has the stuffing to stand up to slightly richer foods. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.