In the glass, the Pomino Benefizio Riserva from Castello Pomino presents a bright golden yellow color. When swirling the wine glass, you can perceive a perfect balance in this white wine, as it is neither watery nor syrupy or liqueur-like on the walls of the glass. The first nose of the Pomino Benefizio Riserva is flattering with notes of Gallia melon, mirabelle plums and star fruit. The fruity parts of the bouquet are joined by notes of barrel ageing and even more fruity, balsamic nuances.
On the palate, the Pomino Benefizio Riserva from Castello Pomino opens wonderfully dry, grippy and aromatic. The texture of this balanced white wine is wonderfully creamy on the palate. The moderate fruit acidity gives the Pomino Benefizio Riserva a soft mouthfeel without lacking freshness. The finish of this youthful white wine from the Tuscan wine-growing region, Pomino DOC to be precise, impresses with its exceptional persistence. The finish is also accompanied by mineral notes from the sand-dominated soils.
Vinification of the Castello Pomino Pomino Benefizio Riserva
The balanced Pomino Benefizio Riserva from Italy is a single-varietal wine made from the Chardonnay grape variety. The vines that produce the grapes for this wine grow on sandy soils in Tuscany. The Pomino Benefizio Riserva is an Old World wine through and through, as this Italian wine exudes an extraordinary European charm that clearly underlines the success of wines from the Old World. The grapes for the Pomino Benefizio Riserva are harvested exclusively by hand at optimum ripeness, without the help of coarse and less selective grape harvesters. After manual harvesting, the grapes are immediately taken to the press house. Here they are selected and carefully crushed. Fermentation then takes place in small wooden vats at controlled temperatures. Once fermentation is complete, the Pomino Benefizio Riserva is matured in oak barriques for a further 14 months. The ageing in oak barrels is followed by a long maturation in the bottle, which makes this white wine even more complex.
Dining recommendations for Castello Pomino Pomino Benefizio Riserva
This white wine from Italy is best enjoyed chilled at 8 - 10°C as an accompaniment to omelette with salmon and fennel, fruity endive salad or potato pan with salmon.
Awards for the Pomino Benefizio Riserva from Castello Pomino
In addition to a price-pleasure ratio, this Castello Pomino wine also boasts awards and top ratings above 90 points. In detail, these are for the 2018 vintage
- James Suckling - 94 points
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