2013 Vino del Poggio Vino Bianco
(Emilia-Romagna, Italy) $30
I ordered a glass of this orange wine at the Four Horsemen in Brooklyn and despite having consumed sake earlier in the evening it made my palate stand at attention.
Vineyard: South facing, 650 feet above sea level with clay and limestone.
Farming: Beyond organic.
Vinification: Three-month maceration on its skins. Aged in stainless steel for two years with occasional racking. Unfiltered.
Tasting Note: A tightly woven mesh of tannins with kumquats, guava, floral notes, cider and a super long finish.
Food Pairing: Peking duck. Green curries.
Drinkability: Now – 2028.