ITALY - Italian White Wines
Winery : various
St Michael Eppan 2018 Chardonnay: In 1907 in South Tyrol, three hundred and forty winemaking families came together under the St Michael-Eppan label, which has continued to produce some of Italy's most outstanding wines. Beautifully silky chardonnay with fine fragrance. Versatile food match.
St Michael Eppan Pinot Bianco: From Tyrol and the famed cooperative which was established in 1907. Divinely perfumed, with stone fruits and lanolin, and sumptuously textured.
Villa Sparina 2017 Gavi de Gavi Piedmont DOCG: The grape is cortese - citrus, minerals, viscosity. The signature food partner is fish; Gavi was originally produced to supply the fish restaurants of Genoa. It looks a treat too - unique bottle shop modelled on a C18th one found on the estate.
Casa d'Ambra 2017 Frassitelli: From the island of Ischia, a tiny outcrop in the Bay of Naples. Biancolello is the grape - straw-coloured, fragrant with flowers, almonds. Casa d'Ambra represents 'heroic viticulture' (Jancis Robinson) making use of a monorail to harvest grapes at 600m on the slopes of Monte Epomeo.