Tick Tock

And we are finally coming into the home stretch for our Century Club application!! Tonight we drank grape number 97, the Cortese grape, from Italy. I really thought we had already tried this one, but as I looked back through my notes, I didn’t see it there. Oh well, I’ve now remedied that.  I also saw where one of my local wine shops is hosting a 4 weekend 100+ grape extravaganza starting this Saturday. I think I’ll try to check that out to add even more grapes to the list! If you are in the Northern VA area, check it out!  We opened the 2008 Principessa Gavia. It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 12.5% alcohol, and cost us about $14 at a shop local to my parents’ house in CT.

Overall, the nose on the Gavia showed as very light.  I got some white flowers, spice, melon, and light citrus.  In the mouth I found melon, lemon, white flowers, and light orange.  The wine was crisp and refreshing, but delicate. Definitely an easy summer wine for the heat.