I recently had the pleasure of attending the Italian Consulate wine tasting at Roy Thompson hall in Toronto. This is only the second time I’ve attended … it’s positively overwhelming. Over 127 tables of wines being poured. So your looking at over 600 wines being poured. Amazing event, and of course, lots of great food to boot. This year I decided on a different approach. Focus on whites. Italy has a ton of unique varietals that have even been proven genetically to be unique! With that … on with the review. Pale in color with a mild nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice crisp dry minerality, some green apple and pear. The wine is subtle at first and it builds very nicely in the mouth. It’s quite complex but you can easily overlook it. I’m not sure how it would hold up to food but I was quite impressed with this wine. I would give it an 88 or so. Sadly not in the LCBO, available from Profile Wine group for $17.95 a bottle in cases of 6. I wish more suppliers would offer cases of 6!
From the winery’s web site:
MOONLITE Toscana IGT
Grape varietals: Chardonnay 35%, Vermentino 30%, Pinot Grigio 20%, Trebbiano 15%
The grapes involved in the Moonlite blend come from selected vineyards in Maremma Area. The wine is produced following the most
advanced fermentation techniques for white wines.
Color: straw-yellow with green reflections
Bouquet: intense aromas of white flowers with hints of flint.
Taste: Fresh mineral notes (from the Vermentino) blend perfectly with toast and citrus notes(from the Chardonnay).
Excellent alone, and particularly well-suited to light appetizers, seafood, soft cheeses and white meat dishes. Serve chilled.