This white wine made with organic grapes you’ve probably never heard of is a great find at a great price. Recommended (88).
2011 Saladini Pilastri Falerio Ascolani DOC
This white wine made with organic grapes you’ve probably never heard of is a great find at a great price. Beginning with a combination of green apple blossoms and herbs, it’s at first reminiscent of a fruity Sauvignon Blanc. But on the palate it has more mild, rounded flavors, as well as moderate acidity with a flash of chalk and clean dirt. The wine opens nicely as it warms in the glass. Finish includes herbs, some sweetness and again a slight apple-y quality. Pairing this wine with fresh tomatoes works, and it takes the aromatics down a notch. Pairing it with a light fish course is also a good idea. Recommended (88). BSE
WHO: Saladini Pilastri
WHAT: Chardonnay (50%), Pecorino, Sauvignon Blanc, Fiano, Pinot Bianco, Falanghina
WHERE: Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, Le Marche, Italy
HOW MUCH: around $8 (media sample)