Warm weather is here and Wine Adventurers are cooling down some great summer wines, to which I recommend adding Accadia Cantori. I’ve been enjoying Italian Prosecco a lot lately because it’s refreshing and has relatively low alcohol. In contrast, Accadia Cantori has more alcohol than most white wines (14.5%) and the component flavors are comparatively bold. Still, this wine is smooth and refreshing, excellent for hot summer days.
Accadia Cantori (cantori – singers in Italian) is golden straw in color, with aromas that match what should be easy for most of us to taste, primarily peach, almond, honey and walnut. The wine maker recommends chilling between 53F to 57F. I recommend around 50F on a hot day (see my post Pour A Small Glass of Chilled White Wine).
Accadia Vini was founded in 1983 in the Marche region of Italy on the Adriatic Sea, just east of Umbria and Tuscany (see map). Vineyards are primarily located on hillsides with calcareious (alkaline) and clayey (fine grained) soils. Accadia Cantori is produced from Verdicchio grapes grown in the Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi appelation (light blue on the map).
Finding this wine can be difficult, you won’t find it in the big box wine stores or even on Wine.com. If you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, you’re in luck. It’s available in Walnut Creek at Prima Vini, the wine shop next to Prima Ristorante. (Retail: $25/bottle)
Prima Vini 1520 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm (closed Sunday) Tel (925) 945-1800