Italian Wine for Fishy Occasions
or what to drink with seafood
Andrea Felici Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC | Marche, Italy | $24.99
A fantastic aperitif served with marcona almonds, or paired with fish. Verdicchio is a high acid, crisp wine that is often described as “green” due to its color along with citrus and herbaceous taste. This Andrea Felici Verdicchio is a blend of the winery’s older (35 year old vines) and younger (7 year old vines) vineyards and it is aged on the lees 3 months plus 2 more in bottle. It’s a wine that you’ll want to keep smelling over and over again because of the beautiful aromatics!
Mercato Pesce Vino Bianco | Verona, Italy | $14.99
Pesce, pronounced “Pesh-ay,” means fish in Italian (hint about what might pair well with this wine!). A classic table wine in Verona (home of Romeo and Juliette), this is a common blend of the grapes grown around the city. An expressive, lush wine with notes of apple, pear, and lemon. A dry wine with medium to full body and a balanced finish that is both refreshing and firm. The local grape, Garganega, is grown on volcanic soils mixed with clay. It is one of the most beloved and important white grapes in all of Italy.
Bulli Cör Vino Rosso | Emilia-Romagna, Italy | $13.99
Hailing from the northwest corner of Emilia-Romagna, Bulli is preserved in a time capsule from the 1940s inhabited by the ex-Roman soldiers who tended vines in their retirement. Leonardo Bulli uses the limestone and alkali soils to craft honest wines with rustic minerality and saltiness. This red can be chilled and enjoyed with grilled food or even hearty seafood! Semplice ma non banale (“simple but not boring”), Bulli is practicing organic and no SO2 is added to the wines. This red blend of Barbera, Bonarda, and Uva Rara will transform you into an Italian local.
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