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Albarola (Liguria, Italy)

Colli di Luni Albarola DOC is a white wine made from 85% Albarola

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear

Peach
Peach
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Daffodil
Daffodil
Rosemary
Rosemary

Almonds
Pine Nuts
Herbs
Basil
Almond
Almond
Salt
Salt

Salinity, Lime, and Green Apple are typical Colli di Luni Albarola flavors.

With delicate hints of Pine Nuts, Basil, and Minerals.

The bitter aftertaste reminds of the white peel in a grapefruit.

Profile

Colli di Luni Albarola is a light and dry white wine with good acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium - Low
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing

Colli di Luni Albarola is a very good Aperitif.


Aperitif
Aperitif
Olive Oil
Olive Oil
Olives
Olives
Tapas
Tapas

Salads
Salads
Vegetables
Vegetables
Fish
Fish
Fries
Fish and Chips

Seafood
Seafood
Soup
Fish Soup
Spaghetti
Spaghetti
Pasta
Pasta

Colli di Luni Albarola is a typical Fish Wine, with Pine Nuts and Basil Aromas.

In Liguria it is an excellent pair to Ligurian Pesto.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Mediterranean Cuisine.
Italian/Japanese Fusion. Sushi. Tempura.
Salads. Olive Oil. Tomatoes.
Vegetables. Artichoke. Arugula. Asparagus.
Fennel. Pesto. Spinach. Zucchini.
Rich Seafood. Salmon. Halibut. Trout.
Fried Calamari. Crab. Lobster.
Seafood Pasta. Spaghetti with Clams.
Tomato based Sauces.

Cheese Pairing:
Fresh Cheeses. Mozzarella. Feta. Ricotta. Chèvre.

Italian Specialities:
Spaghetti alle Vongole.
Linguine with Crab.
Fritto Misto di Mare.

If You Like Colli di Luni Albarola

You May Also Like:

Albariño (Spain)
Alvarinho (Portugal)
Assyrtiko (Greece)
Gavi (Italy)
Grechetto (Italy)
Greco di Tufo (Italy)
Pinot Bianco (Italy)
Silvaner (France)
Riesling Dry (Germany)
Trebbiano (Italy)
Ugni Blanc (France)
Weissburgunder (Germany)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

Colli di Luni DOC

Colli di Luni is an DOC appelation located around Massa and La Spezia in northwestern Italy.

The DOC is a part of both Liguria and Toscana.

DOC Rules

BiancoMin 35% Vermentino. 25–40% Trebbiano. Max 30% OAWG
AlbarolaMin 85% Albarola +OAWG
VermentinoMin 90% Vermentino + OAWG
Superiore100% Vermentino

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