2019 Capuano-Ferreri Chassagne-Montrachet Cuvee Prestig
2019 Capuano-Ferreri Chassagne-Montrachet Cuvee Prestig Precise, crisp, ripe citrus fruits and a nice contrast of spice and cream. French toast and buttered peaches, this is a flavoursome and nutty white Burgundy. Fresh style with excellent length.
The white wines that are made in Central Italy are not flashy or famous, but they can certainly be delicious. This area is known for making clean, light, white wines that are refreshing. You will not find many famous grapes grown in this region, but you will find some great values. Italian white wines can be very frustrating and confusing. They do not make many wines from grapes that most people are familiar with.
However, some of the local grapes that are used can make wines that are elegant, refreshing, and fun. A lot of the really great white wines from Central Italy are going to be simple and light. They do not have a ton of strong fruit flavors, but can often produce subtly beautiful flavors of tart stone fruits, white flowers, and often almonds. Keep your eyes open for the underrated wines of Verdicchio di Matelica or Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi.
The body of the wine will play a major factor in your quest to picking out the wine for your occasion. Also referred to as the weight of the wine, the body is a result of how it feels in your mouth, sorted into three categories: light, medium and full. Many factors contribute to this, but alcohol percentage is the main component which is developed through the fermentation process. White wines are fermented in a cooler temperature than red wines to preserve the fresh fruit flavor, but can also embody the robust, full-bodied traits similar to one of red. If your occasion calls for pairing with light hors d’oeuvres, go for a light-bodied sparkling wine or dry Riesling. These varietals will contain a lower ABV and are crisp on the palate. If you’re spending a night enjoying a hearty meal, pick up a Viognier. Its higher ABV makes it medium to heavy in body, containing rich flavors, perfect for your meal choice.
Many components can determine the flavor of your wine, but one way to recognize them is through the color – ranging from pale straw to deep hues of yellow and gold. Next time you pour yourself a glass of white wine, take a minute to hold it up to the light. Does light shine right through it? Chances are it’s a younger wine, light in body and high in acidity. Does the wine cast a pale-yellow hue on the table? That probably indicates a richer wine that spent some time aging in oak barrels before bottling.