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Wine review: 2012 Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco 'Dolomiti'

This Pinot Bianco is from South Tyrol's brilliant, almost 200-year-old wine estate Alois Lageder. With the fifth generation in charge now, Lageder produces a consistently excellent range of whites. The Pinot Bianco "Dolomiti," at less than $15, is always a great buy. The grapes are grown on cooler west-facing slopes and farmed bio-dynamically, giving a wine that is crisp and clean, with aromas of apples and delicate flowers.

It's wonderful with mac 'n' cheese, other pasta dishes, pizza bianca, vegetable soups and roasted root vegetables.

Region: Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy

Price: About $13

Style: Crisp and clean

What it goes with: Pasta, cheese, pizza bianca, root vegetables

Where to find it: The Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com; The Wine Country in Signal Hill (562) 597-8303, http://www.thewinecountry.com; and Wine Exchange in Orange (800) 76WINEX, http://www.winex.com.

irene.virbila@latimes.com

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