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2008 Intaglio Trentino, Italy Bianco

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This refreshing wine offers notes of white flowers, lemon, peach and apple.

Varietal: White Blend Vintage: 2008
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About This Wine

Just as there are “horses for courses,” there are winegrapes for microclimates.

It’s just a fact of nature that winegrape varieties are physiologically suited to areas with specific climatic qualities — be it soil type, average air temperature, number of sunny days per year, the water level in the ground and on and on. That’s why, back in 1988, the makers of Intaglio wines launched their Trentino Zoning Project.

Over the next 20-plus years, the farmers and winemakers have carefully logged the results of each growing season for each variety planted in Trentino, identifying the most welcoming sites for specific grapes. As vintner Francesco Polastri puts it, “Finding the right ‘zone’ for a wine is the logical first step for cultivating grapes suitable for making great wines.”

Three grape types — Muller Thurgau, Chardonnay and Riesling — are used to craft the Intaglio “Bianco.” All three contribute significantly to the blend, thanks in no small part to the climates in which they were grown.

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  • Grape Composition:47% Muller Thurgau, 45% Chardonnay & 8% Riesling
  • Grape Source:Valle di Cembra Area of Trentino, Italy
  • Aromas & Flavors:White Flowers, Lemon, Peach and Apple
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2012
  • Food Pairing Suggestionlight pasta dishes, Thai fare, or sushi.

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13 recipes match for this wine.

  • Papaya Pear Mango Salsa Normally, we provide Vinesse members with complete recipes for wine-friendly fare. This month, however, we thought we'd share a pair of "topping" recipes that will bring any number of main course selections to life. We begin with this salsa recipe from our friends at Sonoma County's Kenwood Vineyards. Try it over sea bass, halibut or salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux or almost any white blend. Get The Recipe
    Asparagus & Morel Salad Summertime is salad time, and any of your favorite white wines would be great matches for this recipe, courtesy of Masa's restaurant in San Francisco. It serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of "anything goes" food-and-wine pairing, we're always on the lookout for recipes that match well with either white or red wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    White Wine Cheese Ball Okay, it may be a bit of a stretch to place the classic label on a cheese ball. But when you make it with your favorite white wine, it does lend a touch of... class. And what better way to spend your time as your count down the hours to a... Get The Recipe
    Herb Crusted Tuna Steaks This recipe is extremely versatile, matching well with most white and lighter red wines. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
  • Linguine With Chicken And Pesto Pasta is not strictly a red wine dish. It all depends on the preparation, and this particular pasta creation matches beautifully with Chardonnay. It serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Pasta With Scallop And Wine Sauce A light dish for a lazy summer meal, this recipe makes 4 servings and matches beautifully with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or white blends... Get The Recipe
    Lemony Lamb Chops Here's a versatile dish that matches well with red Bordeaux or Merlot, yet also can be enjoyed with white wines because of its lemon-flavored sauce. It makes 4 servings... Get The Recipe
    Fettuccine Alfredo Try this recipe - a flavorful change of pace from the typical Alfredo sauce - with Pietra Santa's "Sasso Bianco," or any other medium-bodied to full-flavored white wine. It serves 6 to 8... Get The Recipe
    Turkey Soup With Wild Rice And Mushrooms This wintertime favorite matches beautifully with Chardonnay, Bordeaux Blanc, Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio. It makes about 12 servings. Get The Recipe
  • Chicken Piccata One of our favorite wine recipes-- try it yourself with Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio or a white blend... Get The Recipe
    Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey or ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Shrimp & Peppers Over Fettucine A delicious spring entree. Shrimp and Peppers over Fettuccine. This recipe makes 2 servings, and is best enjoyed with a glass of white wine... Get The Recipe
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