After 60 months on the lees, the wine remains a light gold in color and quite delicate in flavor, with a wafting of yeast in the aroma. Hints of citrus, apricot, and mango appear on the palate. The body is light, as is the finish. Mild acidity. A good wine to start an evening.

Recommended: 89 points –BSE

WHO: Letrari Vini e Spumanti

WHAT: 60% Chardonnay, 40% pinot noir

WHERE: Trentodoc, Trentino, Alto Adige, Italy

HOW MUCH: around $25 (media sample)

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