My latest Italian wine finds PROSECCO & WHITE:
Rivani Prosecco Rosè.
Vivino couldn’t yield a read on this wine, but I did find other Rivani Prosecco wines rated between 3.5 and 4.0. This Prosecco was a whopping 3€, so the risk was minimal. I’d purchased two bottles before Christmas and they both were great. I bought three more on my latest trip. Rivani is part of the Schenk group of wineries.
If you’re looking for a “splurge” Prosecco, be sure to read my post about San Gregorio’s Prosecco Superior Extra Dry DOCG
Centopassi Giato Grillo – Catarratto Superiore 2019.
This wine from Sicily earns 3.5 on Vivino and I paid just over 5€. One reviewer says, “Excellent table white for the price. Nice ripe and tart fruit, yellow apple and pear, lemon peel. paired really nicely with a spiced roasted pepper and corn soup.” Check out the Centopassi website for more information.
Li Raci Inzolia 2918 Terre Siciliane.
I’m looking forward to trying yet another Sicilian wine. This one, which earns 3.3 on Vivino, set me back a whopping 3.5€. “Straw yellow color, scent of white fruit, dry and dry with a distinct fruity background. Excellent wine quality price.” I’ve not been able to find a website for this cantina, so if I find this one to be a keeper, I’m not sure I’ll be able to buy more.
An exception to my rating system…
Viti & Vini Ortrugo 2016 from Cantina Valtidone
This wine was on special at Conad for 2.5€ with my loyalty card (usually it’s around 5€). While it only rates 3.0 on Vivino, I’d sampled this lovely, lightly“frizzante” wine over a long family lunch. In other words, I already knew I liked it so I bought three bottles. It isn’t an especially complex wine, but it does have a nice light “mouth” that goes especially well with seafood. Visit Valtidone’s website.
In summary, you won’t go broke in Italy feeding a love of top-notch wines.
This, my friends, is my parting message. If you’re coming from the States, you’re in for a very happy shift in the cost of partaking of really, really good wines! I’ve just scratched the surface so stay tuned for future posts about Italian Wine Finds!