Wine of the Week: 2008 Arnaldo Caprai Grechetto 'Grecante'

2008 Arnaldo Caprai Grechetto "Grecante"

Arnaldo Caprai is better known for his intense Montefalco



than for his whites, so this lyrical wine comes as a surprise. Made from 100% Grechetto, an indigenous grape, it is crisp and refreshing, all delicate flowers on

the nose

, with notes of lime and grapefruit. Who knew the vines around the Umbrian hilltop town could produce a knockout white like this?

Of course, grilled or sautéed fish and shrimp is a natural. I'd also pair it with steamed mussels with celery or a spaghetti with clams. If you're nostalgic for veal scalloppine, this is the wine.

—S. Irene Virbila

Quick swirl


Colli dei Maratani, Umbria, Italy


From $15 to $20


Crisp and minerally


What it goes with:

grilled or sautéed fish and shrimp, veal

Where to find it:

San Antonio Winery in

Los Angeles

, (323) 223-1401,

; Vendome Liquors in

Beverly Hills

, (310) 276-9463,

Toluca Lake

, (818) 766-9593, and

North Hollywood

, (818) 766-9593,

; Wally's Wine & Spirits in

West Los Angeles

, (310) 475-0606,

; and Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454, http://www.winex.com