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What we’re drinking: Pino and Toi

September 26th, 2012 by brynn grimley

Mary writes:

Here’s a delightful wine to enjoy with this wonderful sunny weather we’re enjoying. Maculan is one of Breganze’s wine producers and one of the world’s exceptional white wine makers. Fausto Maculan uses the ancient grape varieties of the region to produce wines of outstanding quality. The village of Breganze is in the hills north of Venice.

The mountains surrounding the area protect the vineyards from the cold and everyone knows that mountain-grown makes for great grapes.

The Pino & Toi is classified as an IGT, which is typical of a region without using the DOC grapes or method. This one is a blend of Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Tocai and Chardonnay from various vineyards. It’s fermented in stainless steel and sees little oak.

The nose is intense with crisp apples and citrus fruit. The flavors are balanced with loads of fresh peaches and pears. The finish is crisp and refreshing.

It sells for just under $12.

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