Our best choice for white wine
Italy is both the first in wine export ranking and the largest wine producing country in the world. Although Italy is known for its fabulous red wines, there are also some famous white wines from regions such as Veneto, Trentino, Tuscany, Sicily, Marche, Abruzzo and others.
Many white grape varieties, like Trebbiano, Garganega, Verdicchio, and Cataratto are native, it means, they come from Italy, while some, like Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Chardonnay are international.
A fresh dry white wine is a timeless classic and is often served as an accompaniment to light dishes. With the refreshing and fruity taste, like for example, Chardonnay from South Tyrol, Pinot Grigio from Veneto or Verdicchio from Marche, it goes perfectly with fish dishes or summer salad.
If the dinner is more complex, e.g., baked poultry with sweet and sour sauce or rabbit with vegetables from the oven, more complex and mature white wines are preferred, like Chardonnay aged in barrique or Soave Classico from the famous producer Pieropan.
Sweet white wine, on the other hand, is often a popular dessert wine or aperitif. With its fresh and at the same time sweet taste, it goes perfectly with cakes or fruity desserts. Well-known sweet white wines are Moscato d‘Asti or Recioto di Soave.
The white wine specialties from Italy, that we recommend you to try, are Pecorino (goes very well with cheese with the same name) from Marche, Valcalepio Bianco from Lombardy, Timorasso (has a taste more like a red wine because of its structure) and Arneis from Piedmont.
White wine is a perfect choice, especially in the hotter summer months, as it is often served chilled, which emphasizes it’s refreshing flavor and minerality. A chilled white wine is perfect for a picnic in the park or an aperitif by the pool. Whether you prefer a dry or sweet white wine, there is a wine for every taste and budget to buy from us.