Category: Italian White Wine

Tenuta Scuotto Oi Ni Campania Fiano 2016, Italy

Beautiful deep gold in color.

Nice nose of citrus, lemons, apples, melons, pears, minerals, light spices, light earth and white pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, red apples, melons, pears, honey, light sweet grapefruits, tropical fruits, herbs, earth, almonds and black pepper.

Spicy finish with limes and grapefruits.

This is a really nice surprise. This 5 year old Fiano from Italy is drinking very nicely now. Tasty and well balanced. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Delicious by itself. Rich, elegant, fruity and spicy. Alcohol is nicely integrated by now.

A good quality wine. Good right out of the bottle, and takes about 30 minutes to show the nose.

I had it all by itself, but it will pair nicely with seafood too.

Aged in neutral oak barrels for 12 months. Vegan, unfiltered and unfined.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$29.

Fratelli Ponte Roero Arneis 2018 DOCG, Italy

Pale lemon in color.

Light nose of lemons, citrus, apples, spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter herbs, vegetables, earth and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and grapefruits.

This is a nice food wine from Italy. Tangy, crispy and spicy.

A good wine to pair with seafood.

13% alcohol by volume.

$23.

86 points.

Tussock Jumper Treviso Prosecco Extra Dry NV, Italy

Very light in color, almost see through.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate with medium size bubbles.

Showing citrus, lemons, tropical fruits, green apples and spices.

This is an easy drinking sparking wine from Italy.

Simple and good for parties.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with soft goat cheese and fresh berries.

11% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$14.

Ricossa Antica Casa Gavi 2017, Italy

Light yellow in color with a golden tint.

On the nose citrus, grapefruits, limes, Mandarin orange, vegetables, earth, minerals and green apples.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, earth, herbs and spices.

Medium on the finish with spices and tangy limes.

This is a simple and refreshing white wine from Italy. Good for every day and good with food. Tastes similar to an Italian Pinot Grigio.

I paired it with cheeses, olives and Rosemary Bruschettini toast.

100% Cortese grapes.

12% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

Trifula Bianco 2017 Piedmont, Italy

Light golden in color with a yellow tint.

Fruity nose of lemons, citrus, yellow apples, spices, melons and white pepper.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter herbs, spices, vegetables and white pepper.

Medium finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice white blend from Italy. Simple and enjoyable by itself or with food. A nice party wine.
Nicely balanced, watery and a bit buttery.

Good right out of the bottle and good for everyday.

I paired it with baked Halibut and vegetables.

12% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

Tamellini Soave 2017 DOC , Italy

Pale lemon in color with a light green hue.

Fruity on the nose with lemons, citrus, grapefruits, red apples, light vegetables, spices, dust and white pepper.

Medium bodied with high acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, lemons, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, spices and minerals.

Medium plus on the finish with sour lemons.

This is a nice white wine from Italy. Not fully balanced yet, as it needs one more year in the bottle.

Pale lemon in color with a light green hue.

Fruity on the nose with lemons, citrus, grapefruits, red apples, light vegetables, spices, dust and white pepper.

Medium bodied with high acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, lemons, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, spices and minerals.

Medium plus on the finish with sour lemons.

This is a nice white wine from Italy. Not fully balanced yet, as it needs one more year in the bottle.

Better with food as it has bright acidity that would go well with oysters.

I tasted it together with the 2016 which was already better. Showing mild complexity, crisp and bright.

11.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

Tamellini Soave Classico Le Bine de Costiola 2016 DOC Verona, Italy

Light yellow in color with a light golden tint.

Pronounced nose of citrus, lemons, peaches, light grass, spices, apricots, red apples and minerals.

Medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, ripped citrus, green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices and white pepper.

Long finish with tangy limes and almonds.

This is a very nice Italian Soave from Veneto. Well balanced with nice complexity, crisp and refreshing.

This three year old is starting to show over ripping flavors on the palate and it is earthier on the palate than on the nose.

I had it with the 2017 vintage. The 2016 is much better, more mature with nicer complexity and paired well with brie cheese.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

100% Garganega grapes aged in stainless steel vats for 4 months.

12% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

Ca’ Montebello di Scarani Luigi Moscato Dolce 2015 IGT, Italy

Light straw in color with a golden tint.

Sweet nose of citrus, honey, over ripen tangerines, lemons, yellow apples, pears, pineapples and white pepper.

Medium-bodied with tiny bubbles and high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with citrus, pears, apples, light tropical fruits and honeysuckle.

Long sweet finish with tangy limes.

This is a very sweet sparkling wine from Italy. Not fully balanced, yet not cloying, with a nice finish. I had it a couple of years ago and it was much better. Over the hill by now.

A good dessert wine that would pair nicely with lemon cakes or just by itself. Needs to be very chilled.

7% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$18.

Aneri Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Brut DOCG Non-Vintage, Italy

Pale lemon in color with a yellow tint.

On the nose lemons, citrus, green apples, tropical fruits, pineapples, kiwifruit, light bananas, minerals, light spices and white pepper.

Medium-bodied with big bubbles and medium plus acidity.

Dry to off dry on the palate with lemons, limes, spices, bitter herbs, green apples, grapefruits, vegetables, minerals and black pepper.

Medium on the finish with green apples.

This is a nice Prosecco. Good for parties or just to sip on by the pool. Showing nice complexity, but not fully balanced. The big bubbles are a little overwhelming for me.

A good food wine that will pair well with seafood or salads.

11% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$14.

Cantine Settesoli Porta Palo Sauvignon Blanc 2016 IGT Sicily, Italy

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Light nose of citrus, lemons,
Green apples, grapefruits, bitter herbs, spices.

Medium minus in body with medium plus acidity, crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, green apples, grapefruits bitter herbs, spices, minerals and black pepper.

Short finish with limes and bitter almonds.

This is a drinkable Sauvignon Blanc from Southern Sicily. Not very balanced, light and simple, and a little too bitter for my taste.

A good food wine, but not to have by itself. I paired it with a seafood salad.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

82 Points.

$10.