7 Great Picks from Northwest Italy

Guide to Italian Whites - Part I


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7 Great Picks from Northwest Italy Today we are taking a look at Italy’s Northwest, a region that has seen significant French influences over the years. While Chardonnay is a common, and longstanding member of the region’s vinous portfolio (considered by many to be a typical and traditional grape), I’m going to skip it today.

Instead, I’ll focus on the grapes you don’t know, or want to know more about! Like the Morgex of the Val d’Aosta. This crisp white, produced from the Prie Blanc grape, comes from a region famed for its high vineyards, some reaching up to almost 4000 feet, the highest in Europe.

Like their vineyards, these wines tend to be light and airy, with lemony fruit framed with gentle suggestions of herbs and wildflowers. Bright and crisp, they are perfect summer sippers.

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  • Snooth User: eduardodelvino
    Hand of Snooth
    116938 40

    They all sound delicious the way you describe them. I am headed to Tuscany next month and will look for Pigato and Bianchetta..maybe at a seafood place in Genova. thank you!

    Apr 28, 2011 at 4:10 PM

  • Snooth User: SCADAGIN
    832308 1

    What wines come for the Santo Stefano Belbo area?

    May 05, 2011 at 1:18 PM

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