With much more personality than past vintages, the wine’s aromas include banana, yellow flower, peach and spice. There’s good dimension and personality to this crisp, friendly white that would pair well with vegetables, fish and white meat.
Here’s a youthful and fun screwtop Pinot Grigio from northern Italy that offers citrus and passion fruit aromas that are standard for the variety. The wine is lean and thin in the mouth but has a cooling note of acidity on the close.
Here’s a simple, slightly sweet sipping wine with plump red fruit, blueberry and cherry. The wine has nice density and tart flavors of sour cherry. It would work well with easy, stay-home meals.
Here’s a ripe, slightly cooked Sangiovese from Puglia with a brownish color and full aromas of ripe raspberry and strawberry jam. It’s chewy and slightly sour in the mouth with polished tannins. Drink now.
Here’s a cheerful Prosecco that doesn’t offer much in the way of sophistication or complexity, nor does it pretend to. Its simple aromas include citrus, lemon soda and peach nectar. This wine is made by the Cantina Produttori di Valdobbiadene with organically grown grapes.
Here’s an informal Pinot Grigio made with organic fruit that would work well at outdoor lunches or picnics. The wine is redolent of sweet citrus and chopped mint, and there is a distinctive mineral note at the end. This is an easy, no-fuss Italian white.