Wine of the Week: 2012 Quintarelli Bianco Secco 'Ca' del Merlo'
From the legendary Quintarelli estate in Valpolicella, here's a lovely and surprising white wine scented with white peaches and lime. With its minerality and bright acidity, this could be the Veneto's analogue to Gruner Veltliner. Perfect for impressing a wine geek.
It's terrific with oysters and chilled shrimp, and a great choice with a frittata or omelet. It works with asparagus too. And, of course, it would be ideal with sushi and Thai food.
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Price: $38 to $40
Style: Crisp and minerally
What it goes with: Chilled shellfish, omelet and frittata, sushi, Thai food
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