Arbe Garbe’s 2015 Benandants Malvasia Bianca Catie’s Corner Vineyard is a real head-turner. Deeply varietal to the core, the 2015 offers tons of Malvasia exoticness and perfume, with beams of supporting acidity that give the wine its freshness and verve. Lemon confit, jasmine and mint are all given an extra kick of brightness on the intensely mineral finish.
The 2015 Benandants Malvasia Bianca is 100% Malvasia from Catie’s Corner Vineyard. This wine is also fascinating, with aromas of candle wax, lemon custard, caramelized melons, pineapple, guava and a touch of lychee. All the while, there is also a wet, stony minerality in the wine. An amazing effort. It is medium to full-bodied, but incredibly dry, crisp and fresh. These are fascinating wines - make no mistake about it. These are two terrific wines from Italian winemaker Enrico Bertoz, who hails from the Alto Adige sector of Italy.