The Benefizio Pomino Bianco DOC is the product of the Chardonnay grape variety harvested from the estate vineyard and fermented and matured in oak barriques for 10 months. This is an elegant, supremely distinctive cru that displays an unbelievably rich array of aromas and sensory impressions.
Tasting Notes – 2008
The eye is immediately drawn to the wine? deep, gold-flecked straw-yellow color, easily matched by a rich, multi-layered nose of striking length, which offers mimosa blossom, white peach, and ripe banana notes. The structure is as firm as one would want, while the silky texture and roundness of the palate are utterly seductive, qualities superbly enhanced by a crisp acidity, generous alcohol, and savory fruit. Ripe fruit, particularly ripe pineapple, marks the finish which concludes the wine on a note of great balance and elegance.
Food Pairing Suggestions
A wine for enjoying throughout a meal that begins with any fish, such as baked salmon fillet or caviar, and continues with veal or poultry. Or serve with vegetable soup or liver terrine (served a tad warmer than usual), ravioli with vegetables, seafood, or roast saddle of rabbit.
Ratings & Reviews
90 points – Wine Spectator, October 31, 2009
88 points – Wine Spectator, August 31, 2008
88 points – Wine Advocate, #177, June 2008
89 points – Wine Advocate, #171, June 2007
88 points – Wine Spectator, 2006
88 points – Steve Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, August 2007