White Wine

White wine differs from red wine in, first and most obviously, color. Under that skin, the pulpy part of a white grape is the same color as that of a red grape. The skin dictates the end color for red wine, which differs from the white's color determinates.

This is mainly due to the pressing of the grapes. When white grapes are picked, they are immediately pressed and the juice is removed from the skins with little contact.

  1. Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio
  2. Fontana Candida Frascati
  3. Voga Moscato
  4. Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio
  5. Banfi Princepessa Gavis Piedmont

Pinot Grigio from Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy.

Today's wine comes from Alto Adige, the northernmost wine region in Italy and one of the oldest wine growing areas in Europe. It's an area you don't hear much about, or at least not as much as you should because the wines are simply delicious.

The 2011 Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Vigneti delle Dolomiti begins with a pleasant aroma of flowers along with peach, pear, a little honey and a subtle nuttiness. The wine tastes very nice with round, fruity flavors of pear, peach and zesty citrus and features a bright acidity. It ends fresh and clean with good length. Quite easy and pleasurable to drink while also offering more complexity than your typical Pinot Grigio.

Fontana Candida Frascati

A light, tasty wine with a dry, crisp finish that's built on a zesty citrus backbone.

Fontana Candida Frascati is the most popular Frascati in the world and has been a staple of Roman culture for almost 2,000 years.

The grapes for this dry, clean wine are grown in the porous, volcanic soils located in the Frascati commune near Rome. Rich in potassium, this soil produces plump flavorful grapes. Fontana Candida is the only Frascati producer that uses cold filtration and cold bottling to preserve the wine's flavor and clarity.

Voga Moscato

Muscat (Moscato in Italy, Moscatel in Spain and Portugal) is the name given to one of the oldest grape families in the world. The grapes we know today as Muscat – which are believed to have originated in the Middle East – have been used in winemaking since the times of the ancient Greeks. However, a long history brings with it an equally long list of synonyms, mutations and crossings.

There is no one ‘true’ Muscat, but rather a great many incarnations, each with its own regional nuance and character. We are able to refine the list down to six key members of the family, one of which stands above the rest.

Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for the Pinot Gris grape variety. The style in which Pinot Grigio is typically made is so distinctive that Gris and Grigio are typically treated as different varieties (even if they do have identical DNA). The international marketing behind Pinot Grigio is so strong that for many consumers, its name is more recognizable than the original, Pinot Gris.

Ripe Pinot Grigio Grapes 'Light', 'crisp' and 'dry' are the key descriptors used when talking about Pinot Grigio wines. Flavors of lemon, green apple and blossom may be noted in them, along with less distinguishable notes.

Banfi Princepessa Gavis Piedmont

Considered the premier dry white wine of Italy, Principessa Gavia compares favorably with the world's noble wines. Superlative with a distinct personality, Principessa is fruity, fresh and crisp with a gentle acidity and balanced finish. An ideal accompaniment with all shellfish, it also marries well with fish, veal and grilled chicken, as well as with the delicate flavor variations of Japanese cuisine