Italy White

Adalia 2014 Soave Singan

This is a fantastic straw hued Soave (Garganega) from the mother-daughter team at Adalia in the Veneto. Crisp and dry with a hint of grassy texture and a long mineral finish. Eben Lillie

  • 47 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

Agnanum 2016 Campania Falanghina Sabbia Vulcanica

Falanghina seems to be one of the great success stories of southern Italy, emerging from relative obscurity despite being a truly ancient variety into a nearly ubiquitous staple on the market. That has lead regrettably (and predictably) to any number of wines that fail to show the real virtues of the grape. Agnanum Falanghina is anything but predictable; produced from terraced vineyards of own-rooted vines ranging in age from 10 to 60 years old, possible only because of the particular soil of the area, the wine is pure and piercingly mineral. The nose is tart, showing pithy lemon and orange with delicate white florals, notes of mint and lemon balm and a characteristic hint of peach pit. The wine is almost airy on the palate with a fairly soft texture and fresh acidity showing a more deliberately stone fruit character of yellow peach and fresh apricot with a delicate saline finish. it is an obvious match to simple fish dishes but would be equally suited to your Thanksgiving table. Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 39 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Arcari + Danesi 2012 Franciacorta Dosaggio Zero

Giovanni Arcari and Nico Danesi set out in 2006 to make Franciacorta in a style that paid more attention to the terroir of Lombardi than that of Champagne. Arcari e Danesi Dossagio Zero is the fruit of those efforts. Made from 90% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Blanc, both harvested for ripeness, the wine is powerful on the nose with golden apple, ripe peach, layers of floral notes and a pronounced toasty note. The wine is full, smooth and very dry with a lively mousse, ripe orchard fruit, kiwi, and a mineral undertone. Rich and forward, Zero Dossagio would pair beautifully with washed rind cheese, pear and Gorgonzola salad, soft scrambled eggs, coconut curry, or other assertive dishes. Andy Paynter

  • white sparkling
  • 17 in stock
  • no discount
  • $37.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $24.99

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  • $9.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $15.99

Bianco, Marco 2011 Moscato d'Asti "Crivella"

Crivella is made with fruit from Bianco’s oldest vines, including some planted in the mid 1800s by Riccardo’s great-great-something grandfather; such old vines are extremely rare, and while they produce very little fruit, it’s impossible for Riccardo to even think about replacing them. At a tasting in the shop a customer said, “Like Sauternes with bubbles!” which was a lovely way to describe the wine and its rich and unctuous character. made lively with fizz. While there’s no botrytis, Crivella is much more complex and detailed than all but the very best Sauternes. I’ve certainly never tasted anything like it — a stunning wine. Jamie Wolff Moscato d'Asti is usually a fairly light and simple affair, but this bottling has gravitas to stand up to the most complex, aged cheeses. If an old Stilton and Port sounds a bit much, try this invigorating Moscato for a bit of a lighter approach. John Rankin

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $44.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $28.99

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  • 16 in stock
  • $28.99

  • white sparkling
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

  • white sparkling
  • 31 in stock
  • no discount
  • $22.99

Chiesa, Carlo 2015 Roero Arneis Quin

Chiesa’s Arneis comes from a parcel of old vines that were planted in the early 1960s in sandy soil on a steep south-eastern exposure. The grapes are hand harvested, very gently pressed to avoid over-extraction, and fermented with ambient yeast in stainless steel. The wine shows a gold straw hue in the glass with rich notes of spiced pears, white peach, mandarin orange with pleasant hints of chlorophyll and a just a touch of almond flowers on the nose. The wine is full bodied, with a soft creamy texture brightened by focused acidity, drawing a delicate balance of ripe fruit without being perfumed or cloying. I think it would suit soft cheeses or rich egg dishes especially well, but Arneis can be paired widely; try it with everything from light vegetable dishes to pork chops or grilled chicken. Of course, Arneis is a pleasure to drink all on its own. Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 14 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
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  • 41 in stock
  • $16.99

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  • $22.99

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $12.99

  • Organic

Fongoli 2016 Umbria Trebbiano Maceratum

Fongoli’s Maceratum is a wine that is endlessly exciting to me. Made from Trebbiano Spoletino, as opposed to the much more common Trebbiano Toscano, the Maceratum is a complex orange wine that shows depth but maintains lift and freshness. Harvested in late October, when the grapes have ripened fully, the must is fermented in open vats on the skins for 10 days with daily punch downs to keep the cap moist and gently extract color. The resulting wine is a deep copper color with a spicy nose showing apricots, preserved lemon, and fresh oranges with a touch of dry hay. The palate comes through with tart golden apples, yellow peaches, and more apricots layered over present ripe tannins and braced by bright acidity. The finish is persistant and quite mineral with refreshing lingering fruit. The structure of this wine lends it to carefree food pairing: try it with shrimp risotto, braised pork with baked apples, grilled peaches, washed rind cheese, or whole fish finished with spicy chutney.  Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $13.99

  • white sparkling
  • 25 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

Il Fortunato 2016 Prosecco (Organic, low SO2)

Organic farming (certified), organic wine making (certified vegan), almost no SO2 added; all this yields a fresh and dry Prosecco - nothing funky about it, just a very good and delicious wine at a fantastic price!

  • white sparkling
  • 37 in stock
  • no discount
  • $12.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Bettigna 2015 Colli di Luni Vermentino

Bettigna Vermentino is a classic example of the grape from a region known for Vermentino (or is it known for Pigato?): the Colli di Luni straddling the border of Liguria and Tuscany. Fairly deep and golden in the glass, the nose is dense with ripe stone fruit and golden apples with subtle notes of honeysuckle and thyme and a whiff of zesty citrus.  Medium weight on the palate with real focus, the acidity and mineral tones of the wine make the fruit seem leaner but in a refreshing way with a saline and slightly bitter finish.  Fairly bracing by itself, the wine shines with food; it would suit flounder simply fried, skate with pesto, or any delicate fish quite well.  Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $23.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

La Stoppa 2012 IGT Emilia Ageno

La Stoppa’s Ageno cuveé is named for the original founder of the estate, Giancarlo Ageno, who planted the first vines here in the 19th century.  Those cuttings, originally all french varieties, have since been replaced by varieties indigenous to the region in a process that also saw the estate convert to organic agriculture beginning in the 1990s. While certainly not made with the french varieties planted 100 years ago, the Ageno Bianco is a stunning wine.  Primarily Malavasia di Candia Aromatica blended with Ortrugo and some Trebbiano, the wine is macerated for 30 days on the skins, rested for a year in a mix of stainless steel and old barrels followed by two years in bottle. The color is striking, showing deeply bronze and slightly turbid with some sediment, but still quite vibrant. The nose is, as you might expect from a grape called Aromatica, intense with deep ripe Cara Cara oranges, layers of baking spice and mid-bloom apple blossom with hints of honeycomb.  The palate is dense, and there is a nice balance of fine-grained tannin with refreshing acidity.  The wine is bone dry but not austere or astringent with very ripe citrus fruits, juicy yellow peaches and a long finish. Recently enjoyed with shrimp scampi, this wine would pair well with rich but not oily fish: think scallops seared in butter, monkfish torchon, or squid. Serve very slightly chilled and enjoy.  Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $41.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • $19.99

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  • 20 in stock
  • $24.99

Lombardo, Giordano 2016 Gavi di Gavi Vigna San Martino

The 2016 Lombardo Gavi is another fantastic vintage from our favorite  producer of Cortese. The grapes are hand-harvest, gently pressed, rested briefly on their skins and then held on the lees 5 months before being bottled. The nose shows bright lemon zest and with a slightly pithy tone and tart white peaches with a distinct note  of beeswax and subtle white flowers. It is bright on the palate with crisp acidity but is still mid-weight with a slight leesy quality and a grippy mineral finish. Lombardo’s Gavi would be well suited to fresh goat or sheep's cheese like chèvre, broiled fish,  chicken dishes, or citrusy salads. AP

  • white
  • 18 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Biodynamic
  • white sparkling
  • 4 in stock
  • no discount
  • $27.99

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 2 in stock
  • no discount
  • $21.99

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 24 in stock
  • $16.99

  • white
  • 28 in stock
  • $13.99

  • Organic
  • white
  • 7 in stock
  • $29.99

Oltretorrente 2014 Timorasso Colli Tortonese

Timorasso is a golden-colored grape from Piedmont's Colli Tortonese. Aside from Gavi and Moscato, Piedmont is not well known for white wines, and Timorasso has a bit more richness and weight compared to most white wine grapes. There's a bit of spice and an almost nutty character that complements marmalade and orange fruit tones. This wine is very interesting to try as an example of an heirloom variety that almost went extinct, and it is extremely capable at the dinner table for anything from seafood, Middle Eastern food, or rich pastas. John Rankin

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $26.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Orto di Venezia 2014 Sant'Erasmo Bianco

The 2014 Sant’Erasmo Bianco is a striking wine grown on the island of San Erasmo within the lagoon of Venice.  Premised on Malvasia Istriana but comprised of a number of other local cultivars all planted on its own root stock, the wine is deeply colored in the glass, with a nose reminiscent of ripe golden apples and honeysuckle undercut by a salty tone. The palate is bold, with an initial attack of juicy orchard fruit and rich texture, followed by a honeyed note giving way to a long savory finish. More than anything else, the Orto shows a stern backbone of minerality bracing its mellow acidity and weight on the palate.  I served it with shrimp cooked with their own stock and butter, but this wine would pair beautifully with anything out of the sea, soft cheese, or rich vegetable dishes. Open early and serve slightly chilled.  Andy Paynter

  • white
  • 12 in stock
  • $29.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white fortified sweet
  • 13 in stock
  • $9.99

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  • $29.99

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • $19.99

  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $18.99

Solouva Brut Franciacorta NV Franciacorta DOCG Solouva

Solouva, The side project of Giovanni Arcari with Andrea Rudelli, shows a more opulent side of Franciacorta. The nose shows very ripe fruit with notes of white peach and golden apple alongside guava and passion fruit with a slight brioche note from 3 years on the lees. The palate is fairly dry with good acidity but more than anything it is fleshy with juicy peaches and tropical fruit lifted by an active mousse. A luscious wine to try with grilled peaches and herbed goat cheese, chicken salad, bagels and lox, or rich soups. Andy Paynter

  • white sparkling
  • 9 in stock
  • no discount
  • $33.99