Fontezoppa 2009 Marche Bianco

I picked this up at Whole Foods the other weekend on sale for 8 or 9 bucks. I don’t tend to drink a lot of white wine in the winter, but I like to have plenty around anyway since there are always meals that call for it. This is an Italian wine from the Tipica classification; the grape varietals aren’t listed on the bottle, but apparently it’s mostly maceratino.

While this is a very well balance and approachable wine, it’s not terribly memorable. It’s almost as if someone mixed together a bunch of different wines — a little pinot grigio, some sauvignon blanc, a dash of viognier, even a hint of riesling. This produces a wine well balanced in terms of sweetness and acidity, and there are some nice notes of melon and pear. On the other hand, nothing really leaps out you, so I can’t call it a great wine. It would make a great choice as a house white, but I can’t give it more than 84 points.


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