There are a few of you brave souls that really love white wine and for you...these are your March picks.
2012 Le Rote Vernaccia di San Gimignano - Vernaccia di San Gimignano has the honor of being Italia’s first ever D.O.C. wine (1966), promoted in 1993 to D.O.C.G. This wine is a bright, exciting, floral delight with cleansing citrus and a lush body. Made by the Scotti family, this is the best Vernaccia we have come across in years. Why? These 35 year-old vines pack loads of Old World minerality into every sip. Again...salty ham is what this wine craves to be paired with! ($15)
2013 Les Pentes de Barene - Made from the nearly extinct grape Baroque, which grows only in this corner of Southwest France, along with Gros Manseng, Sauvignon Blanc, and Petite Manseng. Melange of mirabelle plum, peach pit, passion fruit, tangerine, lime, floral, beeswax, and grilled nut qualities with fairly full body. ($15)
2012 Domaine du Tariquet Premieres Grives Cotes de Gascogne - Offers a remarkable vintage allocated with a wonderful freshness. This cuvée "Premières Grives " is greedy, fruity (exotic fruits, soft honey), skillfully balanced between vividness and mellowness, it leaves in the mouth roundness and freshness at the same time. This wine strokes your taste buds with skillfulness and delicacy. ($20)