Ruffino Orvieto Classico

2008 Ruffino Orvieto Classico, $11.75. LCBO#31062

I am on a white wine kick lately…..must be all the sunshine and blooming bulbs putting me in the mood for summer sippers.  This week’s Wine Wednesday offering comes from Italy, one of my favourite affordable wine locations.  This bottle clocks in at a bit over $10, but is still very affordable at $11.75, and was given to me by my very generous friends, Juliana & Kamary. I am told that this is their go-to bottle of wine.

The wine is a medium straw colour, and has the aroma and taste of apples and pears. Very slightly off-dry, as well as light bodied, clean and crisp.  Definitely easy drinking!  Could be fun on the patio, served extra chilled. Would go well with some spicy Asian food or seafood. We paired it with a spaghetti concoction featuring scallops, roasted tomatoes, olive oil & garlic.  Very tasty, and a good balance for the delicious oiliness of the pasta dish.

Overall, I give this bottle 8/10 for taste and 3.5/5 for value.

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