Fontana Candida Luna Mater Frascati Superiore Secco 2011

White Blends from Southern Italy, Italy

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Winemaker's Notes

Luna Mater Frascati sets a new standard for Rome's most renowned white wine. As mystifying and enigmatic as its namesake, Mother Moon, it refl ects the wine's close ties to nature and its vineyards with an average age of 50 years. A blend of indigenous white varietals, it is a tribute to the tradition of the region yet crafted with contemporary winemaking technique. The label, designed by Roman artist Domenico Bianchi graphically conveys the unique beauty and mystery of this wine.

Bright yellow in color. The bouquet is intense with exotic-fruit aromas. Dry; full flavored, soft and savory, with a lingering ripe-pear and bitter-almond finish. This wine is ideal with seafood, white meats and pasta dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium-bodied and compact, this serious white layers firm green melon, spicy Anjou pear, salted butter and citrus zest notes on a fresh, chalky frame. "
90 Points

"Bright, medium gold-tinged yellow. Enticing aromas of apple, pear and peach, with hints of sage and banana. Then bright and rich in the mouth, with sweet, creamy flavors of banana, peach and pineapple carrying through to the long, slightly bitter-tinged finish. Well made wine, fleshier than the other two Frascati bottlings I tasted this year from Fontana Candida."
89 Points

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Rating:
(1/24/2014)
Style: Light & Crisp
A little more fruity and bodied than I prefer from Frascati, but otherwise a good light white wine. Frascati is one of my favorites and very difficult to find these days.
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Learn About Southern Italy

Abruzzi, Puglia, & Campania Abruzzi Kind of central, kind of southern, this region is best known for it's wine, Montapulciano d'Abruzzi - this wine is made from the Montelpulciano grape, unlike Vino Nobile di Montelpulciano, made with a Sangiovese clone in the region of Montelpuliciano. The Montelpulciano grape is happiest here in Abruzzi and the wine is rustic, yet soft...

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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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