Last night Betsy made an Italian-influenced roasted fish stew
(monkfish and clams), I thought a good time to open the 2006 Bruna "le
Russeghine" Pigato.We had our first Pigato in Liguria last summer, and
quite enjoyed. This was a bit of a richer bulkier version, lemon and
peach fruit with a touch of anise. There's a real core of minerality,
a very good wine and a very good match with the food. Sturdy, but not
blocky. Develops some faint herb notes with time, and a hint of
almonds (as I often get in Italian whites). Interesting and fun, will
get more of this. Don't remember an Italian white I enjoyed more. A-/B
Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent
wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't
drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no
promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.
And if wasn't for you, I'd never have discovered Pigato!
This held up well overnight, We ate at a very good Korean place (wine
choices were red or white, and I didn't feel like beer). Had a glass
of the Pigato last night, more almond nutty, but very good still.
"Mike Tommasi" ha scritto nel messaggio
In fact it is true that vermentino in the zone where "Le Russeghine" is
produced has some particular and dinstinct characters.