2014 Venezia Giulia Ograde (Best Buy) Sandi Skerk made the most of a cool and rainy vintage, delivering a gorgeous Ograde in 2014. It smells like an early-morning flower market in its scents of orange blossoms, roses and white hydrangeas. A blend of vitovska, malvasia, sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio, the wine unfolds with a range of fresh flavors, from white peach and Rainier cherries to litchi and tangerine. Skerk keeps the grape skins in contact with the juice for ten days, which gives the wine a delicate rose-gold hue and a peach-skin texture that lends firmness without bitterness. A thread of salinity and cool acidity adds tension to the wine’s refreshing character. —Stephanie Johnson
This wine was featured in our September 2017 monthly newsletter.
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