Castello di Luzzano Testo di Seta 2009

White Blends from Italy

Price: $19.99 $15.99
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Item No. 108881
  • RP90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

100% Malvasia di Candia.

Bright straw yellow. A very intense, aromatic, floral nose of acacia, cypress and mint. Balanced and soft on the characteristically fragrant palate, with excellent length. Excellent as an aperitif; well suited for risottos, dishes made with fresh pasta, egg and vegetable dishes, salami and white meats. Exceptional with fat-fleshed fish and seafood (such as crustaceans).

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Malvasia Tasto di Seta is round and beautiful in its jasmine, white peaches, tangerine and passion fruit. There is plenty of Malvasia character, but in 2009 the Tasto di Seta is almost tropical in its fruit. A long, polished close rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2012."
90 Points

Learn About Castello di Luzzano Map ItMap It

The Luzzano and Romito have been in the family of Maria Giulia and her sister, Giovannella Fugazza for nearly a century. Documents citing the excellent wines of Luzzano have been found dating as far as the 12th century. The property straddles the border between Emilia and Lombardia an area known for the variety and quality of its wines, with one vineyard in the Colli Piacentini DOC...

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Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria Lombardy Home of the fashion capital of Milan, Lombardy is not quite Italy's capital of wine. It is, however, home to a few wines worth noting. Most vineyards are far north, far south or far east. First, in the south, the sparkling wine Franciacorta - this sparkling wine is made in the methode champagnoise and the better wineries produce...

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Learn About Other White Blends

Other White Wine While there are a slew of other white varietals out there in the world, a few more worth knowing about... Albarino Mostly grown and drunk in the northwest part of Spain, Rias Baixas (in Galacia), this grape is loved by almost all who try it. A great alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and every other white grape, Albarino is aromatically intense...

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