From Campania we try a Vesevo Beneventano Falanghina 2019.This platinum-colored wine has aromas of lemon, lime, pear and custard. On the palate pear, vanilla and tangerine. Although dry it does have character and is not like some of the flinty dry whites with the personality of Mike Pence. Moderately long finish. It must be those volcanic soils of Mount Vesuvius that propel this white out of the ordinary and mundane. Great with a Napoli white pizza or chicken in a cream sauce.
(Vesevo Beneventano Falanghina 2019, IGT Beneventano, Vesevo Forino (Avellino), Italy, $16.95, 750 mL, 13%, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 289538, Robert K. Stephen A Little Birdie Told Me So Rating 91/100).
The next white is a Pitars Friulano from the Tre Venezia region. Platinum in colour. On the nose peach, apricot, tangerine with lesser hints of pineapple, mango and honey. On the palate a mid-weight wine. Notes of pear, apple and cantaloupe but fails to deliver the complexity offered by its aroma and if it could it would be a stunning wine. Short finish with refined acidity.
Drink by the end of 2021. Again I am thinking a white pizza with artichokes.
(Pitars Friulano 2018 San Cristoforo, DOC Friuli Grave, Pitars SNC, San Martino al Tagliamento, Italy, $16.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 17700, 750 mL, 12.5%, Robert K. Stephen A Little Birdie Told Me So Rating 90/100).