Saturday, September 22, 2018

Crisp, Alpine Whites of Terre di Ger Limine

With these few last warm days of summer left here in the Boston area it means that I still have a great reason to continue cracking open some great bottles of whites sitting in my cellar.  Today I’m sharing with you a white blend called Limine from the Terre di Ger winery.  This is Terre di Ger’s select wine made from primarily pinot grigio with some sauvignon blanc.   

The Winery 
Terre di Ger resides in the province of Pordenone in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeastern Italy.  The winery borders Friuli and the Veneto region.  It’s personally one of my favorite regions in all of Italy for white wines.  The Spinazzze family that owns the winery started in the wine industry back in the mid 60’s by creating concrete poles for vineyardsThey had first planted some grapes in the mid 70’s and bottled their first wine in 1999.  The vineyard is located in the village of Frattina.  The name derives from the word “fracta” meaning cut down as the area used to be completely covered by a forest. 
Terre di Ger winery in Frattina
The Wine 
The 2016 Terre di Ger Limine delle Venezia IGT is a blend of 90% pinot grigio and 10% sauvignon.  The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and spends a brief 30 days in barriques plus 7 months on the lees.  A brilliant bright yellow color in the glass.  On the nose it’s very aromatic with hints of stonefruit and citrus.  A well balanced wine with lots of grapefruit and lemon with refreshing acidity, a little salinity and a lengthy finish.  This wine is exactly why I love drinking my white wines from the northern regions of Italy.  It’s all about crisp, refreshing wines. ABV 13.5% 
2016 Terre di Ger Limine delle Venezia IGT
Wine Pairing 
I paired this wine with a garlic lemon chicken dish and it went superbly.  The lemon in the chicken played well with the citrus notes of the wine. 

 


* This wine was provided as a sample, but opinions are my own.