IF YOU’RE SEARCHING FOR NEW EXPERIENCES IN WHITE WINE, I SUGGEST YOU START in ITALY.
I’ve never understood why Bianco di Custoza is not better known. This delightful white hails from south of beautiful Lake Garda in the Veneto region. A blend a few grape varieties gives it more personality than its neighbouring cousins – Pinot Grigio and Soave. Gorgo’s wine offers a combination of delicious fruitiness, tropical fragrances and a suggestion of richness. All tasting and feeling fresh and pure. Think non-oaked chardonnay’s movie star sister. Lovely anytime sipper, or to partner lighter foods. The elegant packaging is sure to impress at dinner parties.
The Grechetto grape is mainly planted further south in Umbria and Tuscany, and it delivers a wine with some of the purity and minerality of Chablis. This one is super dry, refreshing and dying to meet a shrimp or oyster.
AGRICOLA GORGO 14 Custoza ‘San Michel’, Veneto Italy 428045 Vintages $14.95
SCACCIADIAVOLI 14 Grechetto, Umbria, Italy 427591 Vintages $14.95