10 White wines for Christmas Eve supper (not a feast)
Starting today, we will suggest every day 10 different wines to bring to the table during the upcoming holidays. We begin with the white wines.
From Sardinia to Friuli, passing through Piedmont, for a total of ten Italian regions offering white wines made for the most part from traditional varietals and available at a reasonable price (all no more than 15 euros).
These are wines to pair with the “light” dishes that distinguish the traditional Italian Christmas Eve meal that is based on fish and vegetables. Thus it is best to focus on fresh and pleasing wines that do not have too much body so they do not dominate over flavors that are often delicate.
We sought to choose from those wines that are also cited in our new publication, Vini per Tutte le Tasche (Wine for All Budgets) by DoctorWine, which we would like to suggest a gift to give our wine lover friends at Christmas. We thank you now should you decided to do so.
Nuragus di Cagliari 2019 Audarya
96/100 - € 11,00
100% Nuragus grapes. Cement vats for 8 months. Bright straw yellow color. Clear aromas of Mediterranean scrub and smoky hints. Rich taste, juicy and agile, impressive dynamic progression. Very savory finish with notes of iodine.
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2019 Andrea Felici
96/100 - € 15,00
100% Verdicchio grapes with maceration on the skins for a few days. Stainless steel only. Light and lively straw yellow color. Wide and neat aromas of mustard blossoms, wild mint and unripe apricots, hints of flint. Dynamic taste, slightly smoky, unripe apricots again and aromatic herbs in the finish. Power and personality at maximum levels.
Vernaccia di San Gimignano Campo alla Pieve 2018 Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara
96/100 - € 15,00
100% Vernaccia grapes. Aged on its lees in stainless steel for 12 months. Bright straw yellow color. Very complex and well-defined nose, loquat, jasmine, field blossoms, and then winter undergrowth. Thin and vertical palate, wonderful depth, with great balance between acidity and iodine note. Wonderful finish.
Gavi del Comune di Gavi Minaia 2019 Nicola Bergaglio
95/100 - € 15,00
100% Cortese grapes. Stainless steel only. Bright straw yellow color. Elegant aromas, delicate and typical notes of fruits, white flowers and aromatic herbs. Agile and citrusy taste, fresh and tense with notes of flint, peach, cedar and wild mint. Juicy and long finish.
Fiano di Avellino 2018 Rocca del Principe
94/100 - € 15,00
100% Fiano grapes. Stainless steel on the yeas for 10 months. Straw yellow color with greenish hues. Clear and intense aromas of pine, mint and broom flowers. Rich and citrusy taste, savory, dynamic, progressive finish with smoky hints.
Sicilia Grillo 2019 Feudo Disisa
94/100 - € 9,00
100% Grillo grapes. Stainless steel for 6 months. Pale straw yellow color. Good and intense aromas of yellow fruits, peach, chinotto and alfalfa. Very fresh sip, articulated and agile. Citrusy and briny finish, great length.
Friuli Friulano 2019 Pierpaolo Pecorari
93/100 - € 14,50
100% Friulano grapes. Stainless steel only. Straw yellow with green hues. Intense fruity notes of pear and white peach. Great coherent taste, balanced, rich, almost dense, savory and with a nice freshness in the long finish.
Offida Pecorino Reve 2018 Velenosi
93/100 - € 15,00
100% Pecorino grapes. Stainless steel and barriques for 6 months. Intense straw yellow color. Enveloping aromas of exotic fruits, then cedar, white peach and sweet spices. Rich, warm, tense taste, great body but agile with an unaspected drinkability. Great persistence in the finish.
Alto Adige Terlano Pinot Bianco 2019 Terlan Cantina-Kellerei
93/100 - € 12,00
100% Pinot Bianco grapes. Matures in barrels and stainless steel for 5 months. Lively greenish yellow color. Aroma of white flowers, fresh almond and yellow citrus lead to a juicy, agile and savory taste. Vibrant and persistent finish.
Soave Sereole 2019 Bertani
92/100 - € 9,00
100% Garganega grapes. Stainless steel and part in big barrels on the yeasts for 6 months. Light greenish yellow color. Fragrant and very typical aromas of linden flowers and hints of citrus and flint. Savory and agile taste, neat, delicious drinkability, elegant finish of unexpected persistence.