Poggio Al Tesoro Solosole Vermentino, Italy

Another wine in the Gallo Family of wines luxury collection. For the July wine dinner at Randy’s Steakhouse it was paired with Cesar Salad with Parmesan Croutons.

This smells like a buttery chardonnay. Another of my dining companions said it smells like if SweetTarts made a wine. A third disagreed and said Smarties. The point is that the scent (and taste) is very distinct – buttery but tart.

It’s a good white after a hot day, but it’s a Friday wine – not a porch pounder. So, I’d start with appetizers on the porch and then move to a main course of tuna.

For a ladies who lunch or Junior League luncheon I’d suggest serving it with a Niçoise Salad.

Final Thoughts

It’s definitely not a grape or wine this US-based palate is used to drinking. However while it went well with the parmesan and olives in the salad, we all decided it would be better without food.

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