2020 Colosi Salina Bianco
2020 Colosi Salina Bianco Volcanic wine from a tiny volcanic island. Dried apricot nose with saline undertones, perhaps nuts. Quite dry despite its deep golden colour. Fried apricot bites continue with seaweed and subtle cheese palate. Would’ve guessed Jura in a blind test.
The Malvasia delle Lipari Passito D.O.C. wine is produced on the Salina Island by Marchetta winery. It is composed of 95% Malvasia grapes (white berry) and 5% of Corinto black grapes (black berry). The grapes used to produce this wine are left to dry on the plant or on the racks. It is characterized by an amber yellow color, with a sweet and velvety taste, leaving a long aromatic persistence on the palate. It can grow old even ten years. Uncork the bottle a few minutes before to serve the wine. It is excellent to accompany sweet dishes or to drink as a meditation wine.
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.