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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Quaff this: Pala Salnico 2007 Nuragus di Cagliari

I've had this bottle for quite some time now, I can't quite recall when I purchased it, but I may have to pick up a few more (LCBO, $14.95, 12.9% abv).

To officially celebrate Mother's Day, I was treated to Hubby's fettucine alfredo (done with asiago and parmesan, and accompanied by Ace Bakery's rosemary foccacia). As usual, I was in charge of picking out a wine to go with the meal, and as usual, I agonized over the selection we had on hand: heavy vs light? Maybe take a chance on a light red against the sharp cheeses? Decisions, decisions.

Glad I picked this one, a native varietal of Sardinia, Italy. According to a review on Billy's Best Bottles, it featured "Sauvignon's zest, Chardonnay's creaminess and Pinot Grigio's friendliness". Couldn't have said it better myself. It brought out the pungent flavours of the cheese and cut through the mouth-coating buttery texture with just the right amount of acidity.

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