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.

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Le Tende, Custoza, 2021

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Le Tende, Custoza, 2021

Le Tende have just 14 hectares of vines, all organically tended (certified) near Colà di...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeLET121

GrapeGarganega, Cortese & Trebbiano

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Ca'di Ponti, Grillo, IGT Sicilia, 2021

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Ca'di Ponti, Grillo, IGT Sicilia, 2021

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

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionSicily

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodePON121

GrapeGrillo

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Taliano, Serni, Roero Arneis, 2020

Arneis is an ancient white grape in Piedmont, a speciality of the Roero. Stimulating herbal...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionPiedmont

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeTAN620

GrapeArneis

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Bellamico, Falanghina Beneventano, IGT, 2020

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Bellamico, Falanghina Beneventano, IGT, 2020

Named after the town, Benevento, in eastern Campania. Here the Falanghina grape shows hints of...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionCampania

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodeBEM120

GrapeFalanghina

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Fiorano, Donna Orgilla, Offida Pecorino, DOCG 2020

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Fiorano, Donna Orgilla, Offida Pecorino, DOCG 2020

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

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionMarche

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFIO620

GrapePecorino

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Corte Mainente, Pigno, Soave Classico, 2021

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Corte Mainente, Pigno, Soave Classico, 2021

Believe it or not, we are selling this wine for the same price now as we were in 2019,...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeMAI321

GrapeGarganega

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Corte Mainente, Soave, Vigna Cengelle, 2021

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Corte Mainente, Soave, Vigna Cengelle, 2021

From 90% Garganega (with 10% Trebbiano di Soave) on calcareous soils, this is lovely this...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeMAI121

GrapeGarganega

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Tenuta Casali, Bassamarea Bianco, Bianco Rubicone, 2020

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Tenuta Casali, Bassamarea Bianco, Bianco Rubicone, 2020

The reputation of Trebbiano as a grape suffered terribly from too many boring, neutral whites...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionEmilia Romagna

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodeTEN120

GrapeTrebbiano

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Tenuta Casali, Cavaliere Bianco, Colli Romagna Centrale, 2020

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Tenuta Casali, Cavaliere Bianco, Colli Romagna Centrale, 2020

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

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionEmilia Romagna

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeTEN320

GrapeTrebbiano

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Tenuta Casali, Valleripa, Albana Secco, Romagna, 2020

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Tenuta Casali, Valleripa, Albana Secco, Romagna, 2020

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

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionEmilia Romagna

ColourWhite

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeTEN420

GrapeAlbana

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Corte Mainente, Netrroir, Soave, 2020

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Corte Mainente, Netrroir, Soave, 2020

Because Nettroir is made from a selection of Davide’s best grapes across all his sites,...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourWhite

ABV14.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeMAI420

GrapeGarganega

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Corte Mainente, Netrroir, Soave, 2019

As it's made from a selection of Davide's best grapes across all his vineyard sites,...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionVeneto

ColourWhite

ABV14%

Bottle75

CodeMAI419

GrapeGarganega

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