Italian White Wines
Almost every corner of Italy has a wine style. Why stick with Prosecco and Pinot Grigio when there are so many unique gems to choose? From Alpine vineyards to the coast, the landscape reflects diverse local grape varieties such as Falanghina and little-known Ribolla Gialla. Both should be top of your shopping list for summery apéritifs. With a staggering number of local grape varieties, Italy’s white wine range is epic.
OLLY’S PICK OF THE BUNCH
GAVI DI GAVI BY ROBERTO SAROTTO 2019 (12.5%), £13.95, bbr.com. Citrus sherbet! Pristine and perfect, a classy, lively and mineral- pure drop.
TIBALDI FAVORITA LANGHE 2019 (13%), £14.70, tanners-wines.co.uk. Peach-blossom scent, dazzling and delicious full-flavoured white with finesse.
FALANGHINA FEUDI DI SAN GREGORIO 2019 (13%), £15.95, winedirect.co.uk. Lightly exotic and scented with lean purity: a lemon chiselled from a diamond.
FRIULANO LIVIO FELLUGA 2019 (13%), £28, highburyvintners.co.uk. Top-notch peachy white with brilliant freshness and gorgeous layers. A delicious treat.
WINE OF THE WEEK
FOUND RIBOLLA GIALLA 2020 (12%), £7, M&S. Lovely lemon- blossom aroma with citrussy flair. This is beautiful and a total bargain.
This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 16th May – Prices, stockists and vintages correct at time of publication.