RKS Wine: An Odd Bird from Tuscany: Fattoria Le Pupille Poggio Argentato

I say this wine is a bit of a Tuscan odd bird with a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Petit Manseng, Traminer and Semillon. The Petit Manseng constitutes 25% of the blend and has been fermented in oak and the other grapes in stainless steel.

On the nose there is Orri tangerine, marzipan, ruby red grapefruit and pear galette. On the palate initial impressions are that it is a “soft wine” with a faint creaminess to it. Additional notes of musk melon, guava and Bosc pear. Somewhat bland. Grilled white fleshed ocean fish basted with oregano, lemon and olive oil with Swiss Chard as a side drizzled with the basting sauce would be a good match. Drink this year.

(Fattoria Le Pupille Poggio Argentato 2019, IGT Toscana, Poggio del Maiano, Grosetto, Italy, $19.95, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 23040, 750 mL, 13.5%, RKS Wine Rating 88/100).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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