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
, 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
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
, (323) 223-1401,
; Vendome Liquors in
, (310) 276-9463,
, (818) 766-9593, and
, (818) 766-9593,
; Wally's Wine & Spirits in
, (310) 475-0606,