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A trio of Italian whites glistening with minerality, built for sunshine, seafood and interminable lunches.
2022 La Mesma 'Etichetta Gialla' Gavi Classico Piedmont, Italy
Three sisters at at the helm of La Mesma, an estate working in Piedmont’s Gavi region. Cortese has slowly crept into fashion while timorasso, the long-planted white grape of the region, faded out. Both varieties are unique and wonderful in their own right, producing fresh and textural whites that are friendly to so much at the table.
Superbly aromatic on the nose, it’s a story of waxy texture in the mouth, the combination of both producing a wine that is a joy to drink alone, but wonderful with all things seafood and citrus.
2020 Garganuda 'Madre' Soave Veneto, Italy
Garganuda is an immensely exciting project by Stefano Menti, the widely respected Veneto vigneron, and his brother-in-law, Andrea Fiorini Carbognin. Together they produce three wines: a Soave, a Valpolicella and this curio.
This is wonderfully fresh and textural garganega that has a slightly cloudy hue from no filtration or fining in the winemaking. Can be slurped relentlessly at the house party or deeply pondered over dinner.
2022 La Fralluca 'Filemone' Vermentino Tuscany, Italy
La Fralluca is Francesca and Luca, an extremely hospitable couple in their mid-forties who have fulfilled their dream of starting their own winery. The two worked in the fashion industry in Milan, saving money to fund this dream, which they achieved in 1998.
This is their high-toned, waxy-textured vermentino that shines on its own as an aperitif, but especially as a dance partner for all things seafood. As it warms in the glass, that waxy texture comes to the fore and coats the mouth generously, cut by a throughline of tangy citrus acidity.