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Fontana Candida Kron Lazio IGT 2007

Member Review by AdamJefferson:

I recently ordered this wine in a neighborhood restaurant in Rome on a waiter's recommendation. I'd never heard of it before. It has a very clear but deep color and medium body. The aroma was unremarkable but generally pleasant and not indicating a "fresh" wine. Nothing special to this point, which made the first taste such a surprise. The flavor is very spicy (black pepper and eastern seasonings like tumeric or ginger overpower any fruitiness that the texture and smell would have suggested); the taste lingers. It paired well with antipasto of roasted peppers, eggplant, and deep fried squash flowers with anchovy, and equally well with a meal of ravioli in a light marinara sauce, and linguini carbonara (liked it better with the carbonara, but it complimented both well). I'd try something else with mild cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables--or lighter main dish than we tried--as this wine would mask subtle flavors without the muscle to fight through or which lacked the staying power to outlast it on the tongue. We passed on dessert for a gelato nearby but I wish we'd had the opportunity to finish off the bottle with something made out of dark chocolate.

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Fontana Candida:
Fontana Candida is a popular wine brand based in Rome, Italy, best known for their Frascati wines produced in the nearby hills of Lazio. The winery was founded in 1958 and has been producing Frascati (a dry, light, refreshing wine with floral aromatics) since then. Eventually the business expanded to include Pinot Grigio from the Veneto and Orvieto from Umbria. 

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Snooth User: AdamJefferson
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Vintage: 2005 08/01/2009

I recently ordered this wine in a neighborhood restaurant in Rome on a waiter's recommendation. I'd never heard of it before. It has a very clear but deep color and medium body. The aroma was unremarkable but generally pleasant and not indicating a "fresh" wine. Nothing special to this point, which made the first taste such a surprise. The flavor is very spicy (black pepper and eastern seasonings like tumeric or ginger overpower any fruitiness that the texture and smell would have suggested); the taste lingers. It paired well with antipasto of roasted peppers, eggplant, and deep fried squash flowers with anchovy, and equally well with a meal of ravioli in a light marinara sauce, and linguini carbonara (liked it better with the carbonara, but it complimented both well). I'd try something else with mild cheeses, fresh fruits and vegetables--or lighter main dish than we tried--as this wine would mask subtle flavors without the muscle to fight through or which lacked the staying power to outlast it on the tongue. We passed on dessert for a gelato nearby but I wish we'd had the opportunity to finish off the bottle with something made out of dark chocolate.



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