2018 Birichino Malvasia Bianca
Region: USA, California
Grape Variety: Malvasia, Muscat Canelli
Dry, light bodied-white; perfumed, sensual | The magic hours of dawn and dusk
Plush but bright, with high resolution jasmine and lychee aromatics. Although it's fermented to dryness, the intense flavours dance across the palate to offer tantalising hints of the grapes' natural sweetness, and the promise of even sweeter dreams with a second bottle.
Birichino was set up in 2008 by Alex Krause and John Locke. Both have years of experience in wineries across California, France and Italy. The self-declared mission of the winery is to craft minimal intervention wines that strike "perfect balance of perfume, poise, and puckishness". We feel this hits the nail on the head, as Birichino (meaning cheeky, or mischievous in Italian) certainly lives up to its name. Their wines toy with our expectations by finding expression for Italian grape varieties under the Californian sunshine.
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