Italian White Wines

Italy offers a very wide range of white grape varieties, many only grown within the country.

Arguably the nation’s best whites come, unsurprisingly, from the cooler north, from Piedmont in the west to Alto Adige in the north-east. Some of these are international varieties like Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, but there’s Cortese, the grape of Gavi, the Italians have claimed Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio) as their own, and there are also widespread plantings in the north-east of Pinot Blanc (Bianco), plus Gewurztraminer.

The workhorse grape of central Italy is Trebbiano. It’s now clear (from Jancis Robinson’s monumental Wine Grapes tome) that there are various distinct grapes sold as Trebbiano. The most widely planted in Tuscany and Umbria is known as Trebbiano Toscano: it’s the same as Ugni Blanc and as such crisp but neutral. Wines labelled as Vernaccia are likewise made from several different varieties - but superior is Vernaccia di San Gimignano.

Here at SVS we prefer to focus on specific grapes grown in pockets within Italy, for example: the excellent white grapes - Falanghina, Greco di Tufo and Fiano - of the Campania east of Naples; or Grechetto in Umbria; Pecorino in the Marche; and Grillo in Sicily.

Principato, Pinot Grigio, IGT, 2019

An extremely popular wine from the north west of Italy. Open and simple citrus scent. Lightly...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodePRI119

GrapePinot Gris

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Ca'di Ponti, Grillo, IGT Sicilia, 2019

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Ca'di Ponti, Grillo, IGT Sicilia, 2019

Widely planted in Sicily, Grillo retains freshness and lowish alcohol in the Mediterranean...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionSicily

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodePON119

GrapeGrillo

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Taliano, Serni, Roero Arneis, 2019

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Taliano, Serni, Roero Arneis, 2019

Arneis is an ancient white grape in Piedmont, but a speciality of the Roero, which is just to...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionPiedmont

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeTAN619

GrapeArneis

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Bellamico, Falanghina Beneventano, IGT, 2019

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Bellamico, Falanghina Beneventano, IGT, 2019

Falanghina Beneventano is named after the town, Benevento, in eastern Campania, inland from...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionCampania

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodeBEM119

GrapeFalanghina

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Fiorano, Donna Orgilla, Offida Pecorino, DOCG 2019

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Fiorano, Donna Orgilla, Offida Pecorino, DOCG 2019

Offida Pecorino is a DOCG for wines from Pecorino, an ancient grape of the southern Marche, in...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionMarche

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFIO619

GrapePecorino

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Corte Mainente, Pigno, Soave Classico, 2019
Jancis Robinson

100% Garganega grown on red and black volcanic soils in a single vineyard in Pigno, known as...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeMAI319

GrapeGarganega

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Corte Mainente, Soave, Vigna Cengelle, 2019

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Corte Mainente, Soave, Vigna Cengelle, 2019

90% Garganega (with 10% Trebbiano di Soave) from vines near the village of Soave grown on...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeMAI119

GrapeGarganega

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Tenuta Santa Seraffa, Gavi del Commune di Gavi, 2020

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Tenuta Santa Seraffa, Gavi del Commune di Gavi, 2020

From a historic estate with 18 hectares of vines in the hills above the town of Gavi. From the...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionPiedmont

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeSER120

GrapeCortese

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Tenuta Casali, Bassamarea Bianco, Bianco Rubicone, 2019

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Tenuta Casali, Bassamarea Bianco, Bianco Rubicone, 2019

This pure Trebbiano shows the simple virtues of the grape - crisp citrus and pear flavours,...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionEmilia Romagna

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodeTEN119

GrapeTrebbiano

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Tenuta Casali, Cavaliere Bianco, Colli Romagna Centrale, 2019

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Tenuta Casali, Cavaliere Bianco, Colli Romagna Centrale, 2019

Named after the vineyard which was planted in 1985, this is organically farmed (in conversion)...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionEmilia Romagna

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeTEN319

GrapeTrebbiano

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Tenuta Casali, Valleripa, Albana Secco, Romagna, 2019

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Tenuta Casali, Valleripa, Albana Secco, Romagna, 2019

Albana, a local grape, picked late and given given considerable skin contact, giving an...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionEmilia Romagna

ColourWhite

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeTEN419

GrapeAlbana

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Mirabello, Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie, 2019

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Mirabello, Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie, 2019

From North-West Italy. Open with citrus fruit. Clean crisp and dry. Now-2021.

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Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeMRB119

GrapeGarganega

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