Piccoli’s Custoza was the first Italian wine I ever tasted from the KLWM portfolio, and I think it was the first one that graced Kermit’s shelves. It is incredibly complete—it is hard to think of anything out of place or missing—spring-fresh bouquet, complex flavors, good body, pleasant acidity, and a stimulating finish. Garganega is the secret weapon in the blend, while a number of other local grapes combine to complete the experience. This charming little Venetian white will dance a jig along with any platter you place in front of it. –Dixon Brooke
|Blend:||40% Garganega, 25% Trebbiano, 10% Trebbianello, 10% Cortese, 15% Other|
|Appellation:||Bianco di Custoza|
|Aging:||Several months of aging in stainless steel before bottling|
A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!
Inspiring Thirst, page 117