(Pantelleria, Italy) / 190 Another perennial favourite, the old mysogynist’s Zibbibo from the incredibly windy volcanic island of Pantelleria off the south of Sicily, actually closer to Africa. Many buy it for the label, and it’s questionable whether you really drank it if you don’t post a shot on instagram, but it’s damn delicious,… Continue reading Gabrio Bini Serragghia Bianco 2014
(Veneto, Italy) / 67 Basically Soave, but Angiolino Maule doesn’t like the DOC, so this is declassified Gambellara. This guy is a cult producer in the Italian natural wine scene, he used to be a famous pizzaiolo (pizza maker) and then decided to make wine. Garganega from the foothills of Soave, no skin contact,… Continue reading La Biancara di Angiolino Maule Masieri 2015
(Sicily, Italy) / 100 You all know this, Grecanico and Carricante with a bit of Moscato from Salina thrown in for body. Has some spritz which goes away quite quickly, but that fizzing black soil minerality is the best part and the fizz helps to accentuate it.
(Tuscany, Italy) / 60 Cheap Italian white, Malvasia and Trebbiano from Chianti in Tuscany. Soft lemons, nuts and pith. An excellent cheese wine, although as with all italian wines no doubt goes with a wide variety of meats, seafoods and pastas
Sicily Italy $12 glass One of our imports, and actually made according to Eric’s specifications. Cataratto is the grape, pretty neutral most of the time, although there are some crackers out there, including the Lucido from Marco de Bartoli which you’ve all tried i think. Not to be confused with the ‘other’ white… Continue reading Ciello Cattaratto 2015