Not that Italy has out attention with Pinot Grigio, it only makes sense to explore what else they can do in whites. Meet Mr Soave, a traditional white from the Veneto, home of a lot of Pinot Grigios. There is a family resemblance, but good Soave is a shade richer and more flavourful. Could be likened to non-oaked Chardonnay. Really good everyday wine that’s also special enough for fancy tastes and times. More savoury than fruity, and a really good partner with food. Handy screw cap and stylish looks round out the show.
Anselmi is a top producer of Soave, but he markets his wines by brand names such as this San Vincenzo. Soave got a bad rap several years ago when it was over produced and over exposed, so you won’t see the name on Anselmi’s wines.
ANSELMI 11 Soave, “˜San Vincenzo’, Italy 948158 (Vintages Essentials) $14.95