2007 Tenuta di Pietra Porzia Frascati Regillo [blend of Malvasia di Candia, Malvasia del Lazio, Bambino and Greco] (Frascati Superiore DOC, Latium, Lazio, central Italy) synthetic stopper, 13% - imported to USA by Vias Imports, LTD, New York, New York – appears darker gold, smell slight paint, faded hay, dried paint, superdry honey, nothing sweet about this nose at all, taste dry and prickly texture, dry rich fruit, prickly, delicious spices, nice and incredibly easy to drink, super dry, übercool, lovely. The bottle went quickly. Good deal for less than $13.
2008 Palazzone Umbria Dubini Bianco [blend of 50 percent Procanico and 30 percent blend of Drupeggio, Malvasia, and Grechetto, 20 percent a mystery] (Umbria IGT, central Italy) screwcap closure, imported to USA by Marc de Grazia selection, Estate Wines, LTD, San Rafael, California – appears metallic gold, smell bit of herbs and fields of grass, chippy, beautiful freshness on nose, fields of ferns, mouthfeel zippy, still a bit of spritz there, effervescent even on day two, dry reserved fruit combined with herbal zip, tons of zip, wow, zip, delicious, did I mention the zip, fantastic herbal Italian white, went well while cooking and paired better than one might think with tom kati fak thong kap tao hoo leh maengluk (vegetarian-style pumpkin [well, kabocha squash, actually]-coconut soup. As the wine opens, there is still a bit of sugar hanging around in there, though the herbs and spices are much more noticeable. Tasty and a lovely spring/summer wine. For $10, an outstanding value—I enjoyed every bit.