Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
This Italian white wine is a blend of 40% Pinot Grigio, 20% Riesling, and 40% Traminer. Pinot Grigio is this wine’s skeleton, as it brings structure, depth, softness and heat. Riesling makes it reach a balance with acidity in order to exalt its complexity, while Traminer, is important for what concerns aromatic qualities and nose sensations. The first two grape varieties are late harvested and are fermented and matured in oak barrels. Traminer is a name that may be used to refer to a number of ancient European grape varieties. Historically speaking, it was used to describe the Germanic family of Traminer variants, or as a synonym for one key member of that family, Gewurztraminer.
Lis Neris 'Confini' opens with aromas of dried apricot and white rose. Those aromas carry over to the syrupy palate, along with mature yellow peach, golden delicious apple, candied nectarine and bitter almond hints. Fresh acidity gives the rich flavors a much-needed boost.
This white blend would pair beautifully with white fish dishes.