Monday, March 12, 2012
Cantina Cellaro Luma Inzolia/Chardonnay 2010, Sicily Italy
This came across my bow about a month ago and from the first whiff and sip I was hooked. Massive fan. Huge!
On a segue, do you remember that corny wine commercial for Nottage Hill from the 90's where one of the two nimrods keeps saying, '... it's not-taa, it's not-taaa...' Basic proviso is that he couldn't pick A) the aroma and B) what type of wine it is. Well this sort of happened with the Cantina Cellaro Luma Inzolia/Chardonnay IGT 2010. I could get the shot of grapefruit citrus burst, but I was searching for the Inzolia - the native white variety from Sicily - and couldnt pick it, but you get that sometimes.
Like I said, a great burst of grapefruit and raw lick of minerality; the river stone type of minerality, with beautiful and pristine acidity that doesnt get out of control. Very austere and pure, and just a pleasure to drink. Just love it!!
Drink with spagetti and prawns
Drink till 2014
Diam cork 13.5%v/v $32 Albert Street Food & Wine, Brunswick