Ripe fruit notes of creamed apple and quince, pineapple and dried apricot mix with a rich, smoky undertow and accents of almond cake, grapefruit zest and lemon meringue in this finely balanced, mouthwatering white, which has a lasting finish. Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Picolit. Drink now through 2021. 2,500 cases made.-AN
A tightly wound balance of minerality and citrus, evolving over time into a more viscous expression of wildflowers, clover honey and mature pear. The palate sensations are more like those of a red wine. Its tannic structure and acidic backbone lend it no only immediate impact but also a long life. Vespa Bianco can be further aged up to 7-10 years after the vintage.
Roasted turkey, duck and pork. Shellfish, especially lobster and scallops. Mushroom based dishes, like mushroom risotto. Elegant cheese-dressed pastas.