Check out my latest reviews: (383 wines): Bolgheri, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Alto Adige, Collio, Orvieto, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and more
Tenuta San Guido 2015 Sassicaia (Bolgheri Sassicaia)
Tuscany $235 Cellar Selection
Ferrari NV Perlé Zero 10 Sparkling (Trento)
Northeastern Italy N/A
Jermann 2015 Vintage Tunina White (Venezia Giulia)
Northeastern Italy $70
Terlan 2015 Quartz Sauvignon (Alto Adige)
Northeastern Italy $65
Tiefenbrunner 2016 Feldmarschall Von Fenner Müller-Thurgau (Alto Adige)
Northeastern Italy $44 Cellar Selection
Contucci 2014 Mulinvecchio (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano)
Tuscany $49 Cellar Selection
Selvapiana 2013 Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva (Chianti Rufina)
Tuscany $30 Cellar Selection
Terlan 2016 Winkl Sauvignon (Alto Adige)
Northeastern Italy $35
Marchesi Antinori 2016 Castello della Sala San Giovanni della Sala (Orvieto Classico)
Central Italy $25
Bucci 2015 Villa Bucci Riserva (Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico)
Central Italy $68
If there’s one wine I’d love to see on more wine lists in the U.S., it’s Pinot Bianco from Alto Adige and select parts of Friuli. There are some gorgeous Pinot Biancos from these areas. If you haven’t tried any, then you’re missing out on some fantastic wines.
Made with the Pinot Blanc grape (also known as Weissburgunder in German), Pinot Biancos from northeast Italy are extremely elegant and offer a tantalizing combination of creamy and crisp, dry and mineral-driven.
Read the article: The Rise of Pinot Bianco in Northern Italy
Follow this guide to find versatile, delicious Pinot Grigios worth savoring.
Wine snobs may look down upon Pinot Grigio, but I’m proud to say that I like it—as long as it’s the good stuff. There are extremely good, even excellent Pinot Grigios out there, although finding them can be a challenge.
First launched in the U.S. during the late 1970s, Pinot Grigio rose to become one of the most imported wines from Italy by the mid-1990s. These savory, refreshing offerings were polar opposites to the oaked-up, buttery and often palate-fatiguing Chardonnays that dominated the American market.
Read the article: Italy’s Great Pinot Grigios
Check out my Pinot Grigio reviews
If rocky cliffs, soaring heights, snow-capped mountains and gusts of wind don’t immediately come to mind when conjuring up images of Italian vineyards, think again.
Some of the country’s most exciting wines hail from these extreme conditions. And while brave winemakers have utilized high-altitude vineyards for centuries, climate change has generated welcome benefits in these mountainous growing zones.
Read the article: Italian Wines with Altitude