Italian White Wines

Top 5 Italian White Wines

Italy is the top producer of fine wine, and while the world mostly talks about its red wines, there are lots of really good white wines as well to discover and savor.

Today we’re going to take a look at 5 of the best white wines that we can recommend while you tour the Italian lands and taste the traditional dishes.

In Italy, we have a distinct label called “Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita” (DOCG). This official label ensures that the wine you’re buying has been produced from the local vineyards and respects the traditional production process.

1- Pinot Bianco

The Pinot Bianco (White Pinot) is a classic staple of the Italian wine industry and tradition. Coming from the Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige regions, the Pinot Bianco, is an extremely versatile wine that pairs with lots of dishes such as white meats, seafood, risotto, fresh cheeses & meat appetizers, as well as light desserts. The color is a golden yellow and the taste is soft and pleasant, like its body, reminiscent of citrusy fruits.

2- Soave

Soave is an ancient wine, known since the Roman era. As the name implies, it is a soft and delicate wine of a transparent yellow color. It has a distinctive floral smell, and taste of almonds. It is a whine perfect for an aperitif, or to have with polenta and cheese.

3- Trebbiano

The Trebbiano is a low-cost wine, known to be paired with everyday dishes like pasta. It has a dry floral and fruity aroma, with a yellow color. The dryness of its taste may direct you to choose it over a Soave when having an aperitif.

4- Vernaccia di San Gimignano

The Vernaccia di San Gimignano is a fresh-tasting and bright white wine. It is made from grapes that give it its name. It also originates in a town in Tuscany called San Gimignano.

This wine is a perfect choice for aperitifs and all baked or grilled meat dishes. The bright flavors of fruits and flowers are chased by the aftertaste of almonds, which is a distinguishing characteristic of the Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

San Gimignano UNESCO site Tuscany Italy
San Gimignano UNESCO site Tuscany Italy

5- Organic Pinot Grigio

The Organic Pinot Grigio (Grey Pinot) is a Pinot specifically produced with entirely organic grapes, that haven’t touched any synthetic chemicals or fertilizers. The taste is light-bodied, and refreshing, with citrus notes. A perfect choice for light dishes such as fish and salad.A

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