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The new Italian white wines have character and grace

By Barry Smith   May 2011

Those in search of exciting white wines these days know to look to Italy. The noble Italian reds of Barolo and Brunello di Montalcino have long been the standard bearers of quality while many Italian white wine makers gave us mediocre Soave and easy drinking Pinot Grigio. Not any more. The quality of Italian white has soared in recent years due to the efforts of a new generation of talented wine-makers who are doing more than most to preserve the true character of local grape varieties. Here is a commitment to the terroir, to wines of place, for so long…

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