“It’s hard to believe this is pinot grigio. It is as rich and structured as a great white Burgundy. Full and dense yet fresh. Shows so much dried apple and tropical fruit. Creamy texture. Strong finish.”
93 points, James Suckling
This wine will pair well with chicken, fish, shellfish, or can be enjoyed on its own. Serving suggestion: Remove from fridge and open 1 hour before drinking.
2x 2018/2020 Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau, Saint-Veran, Prélude:
This Chardonnay comes from 4 locations where the grapes ripened early. The winemaker waits for the instant the fruit is just ripe, but still balanced, before picking. Exhibiting aromas of pear, blanched almonds, white flowers and peach, the Saint-Véran Prélude is medium to full-bodied, with a soft core of fruit, lively acids and a saline finish. This is a delicious wine that is very easy to love, with just enough weight and richness in the middle. A smart wine that will not disappoint.
Try with seafood risotto or pasta with mushrooms. Serving suggestion: Open 1 hour before drinking.
2x 2020 Bruno Giacosa, Roero, Arneis:
‘The Giacosa family does a great job with its high-end wines and its entry-level products alike. The 2020 Roero Arneis is a great example of a wine that knocks out simplicity while maintaining a great sense of inner freshness and complexity. This was a great vintage for the popular Arneis white grape that shows a wide range of tropical perfumes with papaya, citrus and Williams pear.’
93 points Robert Parker
The ‘Arneis’ white grape variety is native to Piedmont. This wine bursts with soft citrus characters, pineapples and peaches with a zesty, mineral acidity. Pair with antipasti, white fish, pasta, asparagus and vegetarian dishes. Serving suggestion: Remove from fridge and open 1 hour before drinking.