Thursday, January 13, 2011

2007 Terlan Pinot Bianco

For dinner tonight, I tossed some leftover roasted chicken in a saute pan with red onion, garlic, fresh thyme and a jar of "artichoke pesto." After a few minutes, I dumped in some heavy cream and had a devastating artichoke cream sauce. Tossed everything with al dente pasta and let it finish in the pan.

This delicious dish was accompanied by the equally delicious 2007 Terlan Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige. Deep golden color is more reminiscent of a California Chardonnay than any Pinot Bianco I've ever had. Stunning nose of lemon, pineapple, honey and wet stone. You can practically smell the minerality in this wine! Rich and honeyed on the palate with sur lie and dried pineapple flavors yet the acidity and minerality keeps everything lively and fresh. Bone dry and a terrific pairing with dinner.

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