Right about now you must be asking yourself “An Italian-native variety? Has Twisted Oak lost their minds?” While it’s true we are known for our wines made from grapes native to Spain, Portugal, and the Rhône Valley, if you will for a moment take a little trip west over the Alps, you’ll discover this stuff growing all over the Languedoc region, where it is commonly known as Rolle. So there.
The wine has a light golden color in the glass, it appears...I like gold...even if it looks light.
Sniffy Sniff Time - Getting some pineapple fruit on the nose, with some lemon peel, and a bit of fresh grass.
Tasty Taste Time - Citrus fruits on the tongue, me hearties! Getting some lemon, and some grapefruit. Very crisp acidity to this wine too. Cuts through the cheese we have in the hold very nicely.
This wine is pretty good, lads! It reminds me a bit of Sauvignon Blancs with the citrus fruits, grassy notes, and crisp acidity. Very nice with some fresh greens if you have them, or some oysters (which I can get pretty easily when in port). Give it a try, me-thinks you'll like it!
Rubber Chicken Thoughts, by Sir Cluckles - Bawk, Ba-gawk. Bawk Bawk Bawk. Ba-Gawk!
Bas vers le haut, Mateys...Arrrr!