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Monday, 24 December 2012

Dino Chardonnay, Selezione No 7, 2011 IGT Sicilia‏

A noble grape from an up-and coming value region in Europe's new world - this Sicilian Chardonnay from Tesco is sandy yellow in the glass with orchard fruits on the nose leading to ripe tropical melon, aromas of yeasty melon skin and pleasantly balanced acidity on the palate.

Nothing to offend, no rough edges, but not much to think about here either: a thoroughly pleasant, easy-drinking quaffer.

It would make a safe present for someone you don't know well and whom you assume to be a casual wine drinker - which is how we came to receive it; a Christmas gift from one of Mrs CWB's contacts.

Match the ripeness and acidity with mixed anti-pasti, hard yellow cheeses, plain roast chicken or meaty white fish in either a buttery or creamy sauce.

It turns out to be on sale at Tesco for £4.49, which is very reasonable indeed for the quality.

Other related articles
Ogio Pinot Grigio 2011, Umbria‏, Italy - Tesco
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Outis - Wines from Sicily

Tesco - website, twitter

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