Organic Wines Perfect For Summer

Sommelier and Huffington Post blogger Eleanor Shannon shares her top 10 Italian whites.

10 Outstanding Organic Italian Summer Whites

This blog, written by Eleanor Shannon, appears on Huffington Post.

This summer’s sweltering temperatures call for refreshing whites. I love the diversity and distinctiveness of Italian wines and Italian native grape varieties. Have you tried Zibbibo from Pantelleria? Or Ribolla Gialla from Friuli Venezia Giulia? It’s an infinite game of discovery.

My favorites are organic/biodynamic from artisanal vintners. Why?

-They clearly express the “terroir” (connection to people and place),

-Are full of personality, character and vitality,

-And are healthier both for the Earth and for wine drinkers

Loosely in order from lightest to more structured….

1) Case Coste Piane “Sur Lie” Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOCG (Veneto)

An elegant but delicate version of Sparkling Prosecco produced from old vines in shockingly steep vineyards owned by the Follador family. (11% alcohol) Made in the traditional way with the second fermentation in the bottle. The spent yeasts remaining in the bottle give the wine a unique character. Read more.

2) I Clivi Ribolla Gialla Friuli IGP (Friuli Venezia Giulia)

Could be labeled “Extra Brut” like a still version of a very dry Champagne…

Read more on Huffington Post.

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