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I really wanted to love 'Les Brugueres.' Alas, I ended up simply liking it. The wine has an interesting history. I'ts made in Spain's Priorat region, from the unique White Grenache grape variety - grown on 100+ year old vines. This fact alone, makes Les Brugueres an interesting sip. But for $20-$25, I was left wanting more. This wine offered scents of peach, blossom and cream. It possesses a smooth, rich texture. However, the wine's flavor is a bit one-dimensional. Try it - if only to say: "Guess what? I've had a wine made from White Grenache." (imported by European Cellars)
Yes, comparing white wine to red wine is an apples-oranges exercise. However, a tasty, low-priced orange wins out over a pricier, less-tasty apple any day of he week.
Liveli 'Passamante' is 100% Negroamaro (which means 'bitter black' in Italian). I rarely get the feeling that such wines are bitter. Good Negroamaro is like biting into a just-ripe blackberry - sweet, tart, and a little bit sassy. As a scent & flavor bonus, Passamante adds notes of cedar and pepper into the mix. Liveli's wine clocks in at $10, making it a dandy deal. This wine, from Italy's heel, is light and crisp, which makes it quite flexible with food. Try it with grilled chicken or pepperoni pizza. (imported by Dalla Terra)