Gaetano D’Aquino is a brand of imported Italian wines based out of California. The label is named after the company’s founder, a Sicilian immigrant who went into the wine business once he moved to the states. Many of the wines have found their niche in supermarkets, particularly Trader Joes, and are often referred to by the nickname “Gaetano D.”
decent lower priced wine bought at trader joes. Has some fruity hints but a good balance between sweet and dry.
This is a very pleasant and lovely wine. Better not to serve it too cold; I served it right out of my fridge, which is set pretty cold. The refreshing lemon and grapefruit flavors of the wine gradually emerged as I, as patiently as possible, waited for it to get a little closer to cool than cold. This oenological libation was paired with a "Maitre Pierre" "Tarte d'Alsace" from Trader Joe's - a delicious pizza-like flatbread covered with ham, carmelized onions, & Gruyere cheese. I've always found Orvieto Classico to pair very well with light-to-mildly flavored dishes. Perhaps one could call it a poor person's Roero; I like it as an alternative to Sauvignon Blanc - for a change of pace, for its slight unctuousness, and for the refreshing lemon and grapefruit it displays in the nose and on the palate. A real pleaser for the price. The kind of thing I can expect to count on when I go to Trader Joe's.
Two and a half glasses