Tried this dog last night:
- Az.Agri. Ghiga Dd’OC: Langhe Favorita (12%; EB; Imprtd: FR Developments/ElPaso) Ghiga Enrico/Castiglione Tinella 2017: Pale yellow color; some large bubbles w/ lots of pinpoint/tiny bubbles that makes the wine look cloudy and makes a mesmerizing swirl on the surface of the wine that persists for several minutes; very strange; pale yellow color; very vapid light floral/stony/7Up quite light nose; lots of CO2/fizzy/prickly very light floral/stony/chalky little fruit utterly vapid flavor; very short CO2/prickly/fizzy light floral/carnations vapid finish; the dullest/most vapid/watery Langhe Bianco I’ve ever experiennced; no Vermentino character whatsever; woof/woof. $16.50 (KK)
A wee BloodyPulpit:
- This was a new producer for me. From a new importer in ElPaso. Not likely to try either one again. There had clearly been a lot of monkeying around of this wine with CO2. It could not save this wine nor add any redeeming character to it. Gawd only knows what it was like before the CO2 additions.
Favorita is the Langhe name for Vermentino. No Vermentino character whatsoever.