I should not complain having more topics to write about and notes to go through than time to do it, embarras du choix (in French).
On the wine front, I realized that I had failed to mention a few off the beaten path Italian white wines that I had the pleasure to taste during seminar presented by Unione Italiana Vini on New York stop of Vinitaly US Fall Tour.
From the Veneto, the oak free 150 Lison Classico DOCG from Borgo Stajnbech could be your holiday party aperitif and poured as well while you pass hors d'oeuvres.
It is soft yet has lasting power. Made of 100% Lisson Classico grapes, it used to be called Tocai until name use was restricted to Hungary.
Our master of ceremony suggested it could age gracefully for 7-8 years.
Next I chose the Manzoni Bianco from Furlan. Manzoni Bianco can be described as a cross between dry riesling and pinot blanc. It was created in the 30's and offers a good expression of its terroir, San Vendemiano, cleans the mouth and will pair well with risotto, asparagus and eggs. Drinking it makes you thirsty for more.
Last of this trio is from Sardegna. the Costamolino from Argiolas made from Vermentino grapes coming from hillside vineyards. Fresh and dry, rich aromas, enjoy with tuna steak or soft textured medium flavored cheeses.