White Wines From Southern Italy

The Italian whites of the moment are coming from the bottom of the boot.

This article, written by Elin McCoy, appears on Bloomberg.

White Wines From Southern Italy Are Leading a Revolution

And here are eight from the exploding, arcane region that you should look for today.

When you think of Italian wine, what comes to mind? Ever-foaming prosecco, perhaps? Tanker ships of pinot grigio? Or maybe it’s big-deal reds from Tuscany and Piemonte, with three-digit price tags attached.

It’s time for a fashion update. The big buzz right now is for whites from southern Italy, the land of still-active volcanoes, sun-drenched beaches, and 80 percent of the country’s olive trees. It’s also where you’ll find off-beat grape varieties few wine geeks have ever heard of. The best of the bottles that are made from these are great wine buys, offering surprising depth and character at bargain prices.

Which is why I moderated a tasting panel on them this month at VINO 2016, an Italian wine conference in New York.

Read Elin McCoy’s notes from the panel on Bloomberg…

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