Langhe FAVORITA DOC, Umberto Fracassi 2017 - Piemonte

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Grape : Favorita. 

Cherasco. Favorita is a white Italian wine grape grown primarily in the Piedmont region, Vermentino grape relative, arrived in Piedmont after travelling along the Salt Trail, the road that allowed commercial exchanges of anchovies, oil and wine with the people who lived by the Ligurian Sea. Pear, heather, and a hint of mineral grace the nose. Medium light bodied, and very mineral driven with a lovely drape of fruit on the palate. A little smoky with fine length in a fresh style with a lovely hint of fruity sweetness buttressing a strong, salty minerality.

Food pairing : “social”, easy to drink wine to be enjoyed alone as an aperitif, or to accompany salads, fish and fresh cheeses.