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680News wine reviews – December 11–13, 2009 

Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio Verduzzo 2008
If you're looking for a Pinot Grigio with character try Masi's Masianco 2008. What makes this wine interesting is the addition of a grape called Verduzzo to the Pinot Grigio, which gives the wine a richer mouth feel and a touch more fruit. The flavours are white peach and citrus. The wine is medium-bodied, fresh and easy drinking. It costs $14.95 at the LCBO. Try it with shrimp in a cream sauce. That's Masi Masianco  Pinot Grigio Verduzzo 2008 from Veneto. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler. ($14.95, LCBO #620773)

Astrolabe Voyage Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Last Saturday Vintages released one of the best Sauvignon Blancs I've tasted from New Zealand since Cloudy Bay and it's half the price. It's called Astrolabe Voyage 2008. The wine is pale straw in colour with a nose of guava and cut grass. It's round and full on the palate, beautifully balanced with a gooseberry and guava flavour that lingers for a long time on the palate. It costs $19.95 a bottle at Vintages outlets and it's worth every penny. It's rich enough to match salmon or lobster. That's Astrolabe Voyage Sauvignon Blanc 2008 from New Zealand. For Post City Magazines, I'm Tony Aspler ($19.95. Vintages #10421)

 

 

 

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