Clear yellow color.
Attractive and perfumed nose of tropical mango, pineapple and pear with hints of walnuts and a rock-like minerality. Mouthfeel is silky with a coating essence-like character. Flavors are delicate and not as concentrated as the nose would suggest. Medium acids with a lightly spicy tingle on the tip of the tongue. Finish is refreshing and medium long.
Another fine value from Argiolas is their white Costamolino, a Vermentino from Sardinia that also over-delivers for its trivial tariff & is full of restrained tropical notions that pulse along a lithe, fresh profile. Recent vintages of this cuvee have been as easy a case purchase as any & should satiate a wide variety of adventurous palates. Between the breadth, consistency & value of producers like Argiolas and Falesco, it makes me wonder why more of my smart money isn'tdirected towards Italy?