Source: The Wine Century Club
I first heard of "The Wine Century Club" over on Dr. Debs' "Good Wine Under $20". For those of you who have not heard of this Club, they are dedicated to "...promoting the awareness of uncommon wine grape varieties." Being a rather adventurous sort I was certain that my blog would easily document 100 different grape varieties. Alas, digging into the archives I can only document ~75-80 different varietals tasted on this site. With this discovery I begin the drive for 100...
The 2007 Il Giangio Gambellara Classico is made from the Garganenga grape in the obscure Italian appellation of Gambellara. Green nuts and fresh cut grass, mangoes and lemons, some chalkiness on the nose as well. Joyful and flavourful on the palate, pineapple-y, crisp and focused, a terrific summertime white - simple, but no rough edges and a great price.
cork. 12.5% alcohol
Price: C$15.45 (SAQ)
For those of you who think this is an easy task, I recommend that you head over to "The Wine Century Club" website and review the membership application form. This is not as easy as you might think, as many of those "different" varietals you thought you have tasted are actually the same grape, different name, and compounding this quest is the lack of information regarding the varietal contents of wines from certain regions (Portugal a notable offender).
Feel free to join me on this journey - cheers!