Top Bargain Italian White Wines

Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 at 12:00 am

If you want to start out in a wine tasting hobby, or just wanna begin liking wines in general, Italian wines are a great starting point. Remember that wines have a very vast price range, but that doesn’t mean the more inexpensive wines are not as good as the rarer ones, as shown by these following Italian wines that you can have for a bargain.

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Stella Pinoy Grigio Umbria 2003 – At $10 a bottle, this lively, 100% Pinot Grigio posseses a clean and crisp flavor of citrus with hints of honey. This is graded 85 points by renowned wine reviewer Robert Parker, calling it "an enviable achievement given the quantity produced as well as its price." Ideal with spicy stir fry, cream sauce dishes, or a well-seasoned fish dish.

 italian white wines

Villa Sandi Prosecco Extra Dry – Prosecco is an indigenous Italian grape variety grown in Veneto region. Costing $12, it comes in a strange-looking bottle. It smalls faintly of tree fruit and is tart on the finish. Delicate and very pleasant to the palette. Tastes like a fruity version of Champagne, very smooth, with hints of pear and almond. It is amazing with appetizers like chilled shrimp and cocktail sauce. You can also try it with Gorgonzola, Mozzarella, and fresh goat cheese.

 

italian white wines

Saracco Moscato d’Asti 2006 – This Piedmont sparkling wine cost $15. This unique wine possesses the beautiful aroma of grapes enhanced by a crisp, nice acidity, a light fizziness, and the sweetness of the natural residual sugar. It low alcohol content makes this wine very easy and pleasant. Perfect for finishing heavily-spiced meals that need a bit of taming, or as a mid-day wine break.

 

 italian white wines

 

Marenco Scrapona Moscato D’Asti 2003 – Another Piedmont wine, this time costing around $13. This is easily available at your local wine store. A beautifully gold-colored, very aromatic white wine with super zesty flavors of both tangerine and grapefruit, mixed with lemon and surrounded by honeyed overtones. Its slight effervescence makes it fun for any occasion, following it up with a cappuccino and some chocolate covered biscotti.