From the legendary Quintarelli estate in Valpolicella, here's a lovely and surprising white wine scented with white peaches and lime. With its minerality and bright acidity, this could be the Veneto's analogue to Grüner Veltliner. Perfect for impressing a wine geek.
It's terrific with oysters and chilled shrimp, and a great choice with a frittata or omelet. It works with asparagus too. And, of course, it would be ideal with sushi and Thai food.
Region: Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
Price: $38 to $40
Style: Crisp and minerally
What it goes with: Chilled shellfish, omelet and frittata, sushi, Thai food
Where to find it: John and Pete's Fine Wines & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 657-3080, http://www.johnandpetes.com; Wine Exchange in Orange, (800) 76WINEX, http://www.winex.com; the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (800) 678-9463, http://www.whwc.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times