Basket Bianco - Third Selection (Apr)
What is it like: fresh with a fruity notes of juicy apple, honeydew melon, touch of citrus and some pepper.
Why we like it: born in the southern coastal area of Italy this Fiano has the warmth of the sun and the breath of the sea breeze. A bright aperitif with fruity notes of white peach and crisp profile, and a hint of the sea salt. Serve chilled at 10-12 degrees C and it is perfect for seafood.
We suggest: pair it with a cream-based soup, or deeper flavour fish (grilled black cod, for example). Creamier and richer than the Soave Classico sibling, it can be enjoyed alone without food or as apertivo. Serve 10-12 degrees C.
Basket Bianco - Second Selection (March)
Negretti skillfully crafted an elegant representation of this international grape variety on Barolo soils. Nearly golden in glass, with a rich fruity bouquet of stone fruits and flowers, this "grandfather's" favourite wine is well balanced in freshness and roundness, making it a great companion for any seafood dishes (cold or hot) or even fatty dishes of white meats.
Serve at 10-12 degree C.
We suggest: this is a good pair with your seafood dishes when you want a touch of the maritime and tropical fruit flavours, and a medium body. Serve at 12 degrees to strike a balance between peachy flavours and tangy freshness.
What is it like? With aromas of crunchy juicy apple and wet stones. On palate it has the juicy fruitiness of red apple, and a sharpness of white pepper, and ends with a nice bitter-sweetness. With its white pepper and tanginess it is great with fish. Served chilled at 10-12 degrees celsius to preserve the fresh fruity notes.
Basket Bianco - First selection (February)
Jovine is back! Try the 2016 vintage!
What is it like? Refreshing, with notes of ripe apple, white pepper and a touch of fresh sage. The nice balance of acidity and smoothness makes it a good all-day drink, by itself, with semi-hard cheese, or with seafood dish.
Made in the traditional (classical) method and from Erbaluce grapes, a native grapes from Greece, this sparkling wine has an abundance of fine mousse and a balanced notes of fresh cream, white flowers and mint. Drink by itself or with your favourite seafood dishes.
What is it like?
The Sylvaner grape is more often found Germany, Austria, Alsace (France), and in Alto Adige in Italy.
The Sylvaner in this "Aristos" range is more complex and more length than its sibling the classic Sylvaner, yet it is approachable enough for all occasions. The peach and green apple aromas are more intense, the tanginess from acidity and fruits more pronounced, and the touch is smoother but the wine still feels lively and refreshing. It is a good pair with grilled chicken, grilled cod, or creamy risotto. Serve chilled at 10 degrees.