Italian varieties are thriving on local soils, and for those willing to try something new, the resulting wines are diverse, refreshing and affordable. Ahead is a mix of Italian whites worth seeking out.
2018 La Prova Fiano
The warm and dry vintage provided trademark varietal characters of summer flowers, hazelnut and melon, leading a bright, textural palate with chalky minerality and a savoury grip to the finish.
RRP $26 | 2021 | La Prova
2018 Zonte’s Footstep Shades of Gris Pinot Grigio
Delicate, dignified and delightful. This pinot grigio displays nashi pear plus melon and white peach-blossom highlights, with a crisp, zingy finish.
RRP $22 | 2020 | Zonte’s Footstep
2017 La La Land Vermentino
A wine with attitude. It’s mouthwatering, with vibrant flavours of lime zest, pear and nectarine, plus loads of texture and a racy finish. Vegan-friendly.
RRP $18 | 2019 | La La Land
2018 Tar & Roses Pinot Grigio
Nashi pear and white stone fruit on the nose, with an underlying hint of citrus. Rich, viscous and elegant, the flavours of mandarin and pear are balanced by a bright acidity that sees this wine linger on the palate.
RRP $22 | 2020 | Tar & Roses
This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with La Prova, Tar & Roses, La La Land and Zonte’s Footstep.