2009 Michele Chiarlo Le Marne, DOCG Gavi
There's a fairly reliable element to selecting sub-$15 Italian wines, but maybe I don't feel like sharing. Piedmont's always a winner, especially with these white wines they occasionally bring in. From the cortese grape variety.
I was blown away. What a complement to the Paolo Scavino Dolcetto d'Alba we drank earlier. So fragrantly floral, with ripe peaches and apples. Fresh and minerally, but the palate surprises even more. Rich and velvety in texture, completely coats the palate but finishes so fresh. Beautiful.