Bodegas Farina Malvasia 2007
This unoaked, crisp, fresh and extremely fruity wine is made form 100% Malvasia from old vines in the prestigious region of Toro. Full of great aromatics, green apples, minerals and peaches, it si in perfect company with seafood, fish, salads, tapas or as an aperitif. Limited production due to the lack of availability of this scarce varietal.
A light simple nose - a touch of herbs, a smidge of yeast and a layer of lemon. More activity on the palate though with a gentle lemony start giving way to a sherbet, grapefruity palate and a tang of acidity. Pleasant enough and very drinkable but seldom is Malvasia ever going to knock yer socks into a cocked-hat (or something). Unoaked. Alcohol 12.5%. Its clean, fresh crispness was a joy though with some crispy Calamari rings dunked in mayonnaise. While the squid wasn't the best - it was frozen rather than fresh and certainly not as good as the mammoth sized rings myself and Douglas devoured with passion at a local Italian last week - but the wine worked wonders. When they say 'good with seafood' this partnership is what they have in mind http://www.spittoon.biz/good_with_seafood_bodegas_fari.html