Favorita is a white grape grown in the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. It has an interesting history, plantings seem to be on the decline as the popularity of Arneis and Chardonnay puts pressure on the existing vines in a region where space is at a premium. According to Oz Clarke it was once used as a grape to blend with Nebbiolo to soften out the astringent tannins that Nebbiolo can bring to a wine. Makes sense to us! This wine is 70% Favorita, with the rest being made up of the more common Fiano, and the increasingly popular Garganega grape which is used to make Soave DOC wines.
All three parcels of the fruit were destemmed and fermented together, spending over 190 days on skins. Only the free run juice from this ferment was used, the pressings were retained for some other wine Kev has planned and we cannot wait to see it. It's very pale in colour, and offers big floral aromas, blossom, lavender, rose hip, talc, lawn clippings and lime. The palate is very fine and light, bursting with floral limey flavours above a layer of sea mist, toast and nuts. Very long, dry savoury nutty aftertaste. Absolutely incredible drinking at this price.
MDI Wines are made by Kevin McCarthy, husband of the famous Kathleen Quealy. MDI stands for Murray Darling Italy, all of the grapes have deep Italian roots and are sourced from vineyards near Mildura. The famous Chalmers vineyard in Merebin, the other is the lesser known yet still very interesting Pasut Vineyard in Sunnycliffs.
$24.00 per bottle.
$22.80 in any 6+ bottle wine buy.
$22.08 in any 12+ bottle wine buy.
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