Wines of italy
This month, escape to the Italian countryside with these handpicked wine selections from Italy. Whether you’re looking for a lighter wine to pair with grilled chicken or a richer red that pairs delightfully with dark meats, these wines are full of flavor and all priced under $30.
2016 Benvolio, Pinot Grigio
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
$11.99, reg. price $14.50
Delicate nuances of rosewater and lychee on the nose, apple and pear flavors on the palate, with a refreshingly crisp and clean finish.
Pair with: Grilled chicken, sushi & risotto-based dishes
2017 Saracco, Moscato d’Asti
$14.99, reg. price $18.50
A fragrant dessert wine, this has intense aromas of citrus blossom, white peach and a touch of sage. The creamy palate offers candied apricot, tangerine zest and ginger.
Pair with: Vanilla cake, crème brûlée, or any of your favorite desserts
2016 La Fortuna, Rosso Di Montalcino
$21.99, reg. price $24.25
Showing notes of red cherry, ripe raspberry, baking spices and a touch of chocolate on the finish, this wine is truly lovely.
Pair with: Poultry dishes, roasted pork loin & light pasta dishes
2014 La Spinetta, Barbera Ca’ Di Pian
$29.99, reg. price $32.25
This wine has flavors of dark cherry, plum, smoke, tobacco, licorice, and grilled herbs, but it’s the overall balance that is most impressive.
Pair with: Rich & dark meats, mushrooms, herbs & blue cheese