Cold and crisp, Italian white wines are great for summer parties or simply drinking in the garden. Sam from Majestic Putney picks your new Italian whites for the holiday season.
Often overlooked, the local lesser-known Italian grape varieties are great alternatives to the international varieties like Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. Being mainly light and crisp with great texture, mouth filling fruit and decent minerality they are also very food friendly. Here are my top three Italian wines you need to try!
Fremondo Greco, Sannio
This was our Wine of the Week a couple of months back and flew out the door! Dense with apricot and peach flavour, and a heady honeysuckle, it’s great with a casual antipasti picnic or just with olives and feta.
Contesa Pecorino, IGT Colline Pescaresi
This stands out in our Italian Wine section due to the hand drawn sheep on the label! A lovely crisp and very floral aperitif wine. Perfect fun summer wine.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano, A Passoni
Vernaccia is another interesting grape variety and this wine comes from vineyards close to the famous town of San Gimignano. It has the classic Vernaccia character of almonds too. Yum.