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Favorita (Italy)

Favorita is a white wine grape from Piemonte.

It is closely DNA related to Vermentino.

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 Favorita flavors.

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

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

Profile

Favorita 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

Favorita 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

Favorita 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 Favorita

You May Also Like:

Arneis (Italy)
Chenin Blanc Dry (France)
Douro Branco (Portugal)
Etna Bianco (Italy)
Falangina (Italy)
Fiano (Italy)
Kerner (Germany)
Riesling (Alsace, France)
Rousette (France)
Roupeiro (Portugal)
Vermentino (Italy)
Verdicchio (Italy)

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!

Piemonte (Piedmont)

Piemonte has been an important wine province since Roman times. The area is influenced both culturally and climatically by the Alps in the north, and the Ligurian coast in the south.

Piemonte

Nebbiolo (the power of the Barolo and Barbaresco) is the most famous grape of Piemonte, followed by the red grapes Barbera and Dolcetto.

For whites, Cortese and Arneis are the most popular grapes.

For dessert, the off-dry, sparkling Moscato d'Asti is the queen.

The most important wine regions are:

  • Asti (Barbera d'Asti)
  • Langhe (Nebbiolo, Barolo, Barbaresco, Barbera di Alba, Dolcetto, Roero)
  • Monferrato (Barbera del Monferrat, Nizza, Cortese di Gavi)
  • North (Gattinara, Ghemme)

Piemonte has 17 DOCG regions:

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