Wine of the Day December 13, 2013

2012SergioMotturaGrechetto2012 Sergio Mottura, Poggio Della Costa, Grechetto, Civitella D’ Agliano, Umbria, Italy.
The Poggio Della Costa Grechetto from Sergio Mottura is a light and crisp white with nice character and Umbrian charm, in fact for years now Sergio Mottura has been making some of the best wines of the region and they are far better values than some of the boring bulk/generic Pinot Grigio that sells for twice the price, so be sure to locate some of these fine and interesting wines. The 2012 Poggio Della Costa Grechetto is fresh and tasty with lemon, apple and lime essence leading the way with bitter almond and a touch of steely mineral adding complexity to this easy and simple white. This wine is perfect with cheese, seafood, chicken or ham, it goes down smooth with a tangy/nutty quality and highlights the varietal flavors perfectly, this is very fine and detailed Grechetto from a talented producer. Drink this over the course of the coming year, look for the Porcupine label, this again is quality stuff at a great price.
($14 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive