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Expert Picks: Movia and…Movia!

Posted on | April 23, 2014 | Written by Garrett Kowalsky | No Comments

Garrett_1As the weather warms up, I am starting to move out of reds and move into interesting and thought-provoking whites.  Some of my favorite Italian whites come from Movia, which actually straddles the border of Friuli and Slovenia, and these two wines help to illustrate why I enjoy them so much.

Movia Veliko Bianco 2007 $39.60

Now with seven years of age on it, this Ribolla, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, and Pinot Grigio blend is firing on all cylinders. Explosive and rich aromatics give way to a full-bodied, lush, dense palate with tropical and citrus fruit flavors. A clean and mineral finish puts everything in perspective.

Movia Lunar Chardonnay 2008 $42.50

This is a surprising wine, so stay with me. At first sight, you might want to dump this one down the drain, but the first sip will make you want to bring it to bed with you. This is unfined and unfiltered, skin-macerated Chardonnay that has a very cloudy and ominous look about it. But don’t judge the book by its cover; this wine’s flavors are bright and expressive, and the palate is smooth and elegant, showcasing a side of Chardonnay that I have never seen before. If you’re looking for something out of the box, look no further than this biodynamically produced wine.


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