The 20 Best Italian White Wines

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BEST ITALIAN WHITE WINES

What are the best Italian white wines, the most historical, well-known and famous in the world?

Italian white wines are among the most loved internationally, many have been awarded multiple awards by the international press and have become iconic, helping to write the history of world enology. Below you will find a list of labels recommended by Jean Marco Palmieri.

In any case, also consult the articles dedicated to the best wines selected by region, where you can learn more about the main wines, the native vines, the terroir and the recommended wineries of each Italian region with more detailed information.

BEST ITALIAN WINES BY REGION

BEST ITALIAN WHITE WINES recommended by Jean Marco Palmieri

What are the best white wines in Italy? Discover the wines recommended by Italy’s Finest Wines with our tasting so that everyone can find the ideal wine for their tastes and needs. You will find many of the most iconic and historic companies but also those that have stood out for their unique and original character.

The best Italian white wines will be divided into northern, central and southern Italy.

BEST WHITE WINES OF NORTHERN ITALY

Appius 2017 – San Michele Appiano 

Characteristics: In the olfactory spectrum notes of passion fruit and mango stand out, embellished with melted butter, sweet woody notes and nuances of hydrocarbons. On the palate it involves with a sensational iodized flavor that amplifies the sip. Voluminous finish of great persistence and sharpness

Surely one of the best white wines in Italy from Alto Adige for finesse: great expressiveness, enveloping and softness.
Grapes: Chardonnay 65%, Pinot Grigio 15%, Sauvignon 12%, Pinot Bianco 8%
Region: South Tyrol

Chardonnay ‘Troy’ 2018 – Cantina Tramin

Description: Titillates the nose alternating intense aromas of candied fruit, orange blossom, slate, salt and pastry. The sip is voluminous, savory well balanced by a pressing acidity.

One of the best Italian white wines for expressiveness and integrity of the fruit: Complex nose, fine hieratic: the fruity notes are integrated with unpredictable nuances that at the second sip persuade and acquire great consistency. Grape lysergic.

Grapes: Chardonnay
Region: South Tyrol

Bianco Riserva ‘LR’ 2018 – Colterenzio

Description: Delicate and refined bouquet, articulated on notes of dandelion, ginger, yellow fruit, tomato leaf and empyheumatic tones. The sip explodes full and very soft, driven by a pleasant acid trail that leaves the mouth fresh and gratified. Long, lively and round finish

Territorial character and skill are the prerequisites for a wine that bets on the combination of the varietal characteristics of Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco. Refined, multifaceted and presented with superlative habillage: undoubtedly to be counted among the best Italian white wines.

Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon
Region: South Tyrol

Rachtl Sauvignon Blanc Riserva 2015 – Tiefenbrunner

Description: Varietal notes of alpine flora, grapefruit and passion fruit blend with hints of fragrant croissant and tomato leaf embellished with hydrocarbon stamps. In the mouth it is fresh and snappy, supported by a granular iodine presence. Fruity finish of extraordinary persistence.

Tiefenbrunner’s Rachtl amazes us with its eloquent refinement of aromas and maximization of the grape variety. Virtuous interpretation of Sauvignon Blanc in Italy: fully qualified among the best Italian white wines from South Tyrol.

Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: South Tyrol

Pinot Bianco Riserva ‘Five Years’ 2013 – Cantina Merano

On the nose it is intense, broad and fresh with succession of floral notes turning to fruity notes of fragrant white peach and grapefruit, smoky notes and sweet spices of vanilla and melted butter. On the palate it is rich and silky with a great softness and freshness embellished by a light mineral iodine note that gives volume and character in the mouth. Elegant, enveloping and full finish, with a long persistence with delicate returns on fruit and spices.

A wine with a seductive nose of great eloquence and finesse, which is released on the palate rich, soft and voluminous and of sensational persistence. Virtuous interpretation of Pinot Blanc, interesting the aging potential. Fully among the best Italian white wines.

Grapes: Pinot Bianco 100%
Region: South Tyrol

Quarz Sauvignon 2018 – Terlan 

Description: Orange blossom flowers flanked by pink grapefruit, passion fruit, tomato leaf and graphite. On the palate it is voluminous and enveloping, supported by a good acidity that gives balance and drinkability. Excellent persistence with clear echoes on the varietal
One of the best Italian white wines for organoleptic complexity: rich and fascinating on the palate and with a multifaceted and intriguing nose. Sensational interpretation of Sauvignon in Italy.
Region: South Tyrol

Gewürztraminer ‘Kastelaz’ 2019Elena Walch

Characteristics: The aromatic picture that outlines the tones of lychee and alpine flora synergistically linked to nuances of exotic fruit, orange peel and viennoiserie is interesting. The sip is expansive and intense: it envelops urgently, with a marked acidity and a lively iodized vein well dashed.

One of the most virtuous and elegant interpretations of Gewurztraminer in purity: fully among the best italian white wines for great intelligibility of the fruit without compromise: expressive, imaginative and very versatile in food pairing.

Grapes: Gewürztraminer
Region: South Tyrol

Vintage Tunina 2018 – Jermann

Characteristics: Delicate notes of pineapple and white melon blend with hints of Mediterranean scrub and melted butter. The mouth is lively, punctuated by a pleasant acid blade that makes the sip salty and snappy. Sensational persistence finish.

Refine in steel and partly in 80-60 hl wooden barrels. Carries out malolactic fermentation.

Tunisia is a whimsical wine, with an authentic and well-defined character. Among the best Italian white wines for its multifaceted, delicate and refined aromas.

Grapes: Savignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Istrian Malvasia and Picolit
Region: Venezia Giulia IGT

Friulano 2018 – Miani 

Characteristics: Strong notes of lychee and yellow pulp fruit emerge on the nose, embellished with viennoiserie tones, sweet spices and hydrocarbons. On the palate it is enveloping, silky and lively with a sensational aftertaste persistence.

Deservedly among the best Italian white wines of Friuli. Great smoothness and aromas of unusual finesse. Excellent potential for evolution.

Grapes: Ribolla Gialla 100%
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia

Russiz Superiore Collio Col Disore 2016 – Marco Felluga

Description: Honeyed nose embellished with intense hints of yellow peach, acacia and grapefruit. The sip, fresh and slender, stretches towards a finish of good persistence with citrus hints.

Juicy and expressive, it is to be counted among the best Italian white wines for the surprising intelligibility of the fruit, fresh and crunchy.

Grapes: 40% Pinot Bianco, 10% Ribolla Gialla, 15% Sauvignon, 35% Friulano
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia

‘Studio di Bianco’ 2018 Borgo del Tiglio

Characteristics: Aromatic layered profile: opens on notes of lychees, elderberry and hawthorn, to continue towards tones of hydrocarbons and white chocolate. On the palate it flows dense and voluminous but at the same time fresh and saline. Well balanced finish, with great persistence and cleanliness.

From one of the most virtuous artisan cellars of Collio, Studio di Bianco di Borgo del Tiglio is a wine of unusual finesse and balance obtained from the assembly of Riesling, Sauvignon and Friulano. Fully among the best italian white wines for harmony and meticulous enological precision.

Grapes: Riesling, Sauvignon, Friulano
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia

Terre Alte 2018 –  Livio Felluga 

Characteristics: Fresh and fragrant olfactory range, with delicate floral and citric nuances that blend with hints of tomato leaf, orange blossom and Dijon mustard. In the mouth it is extraordinarily voluminous with a persistent finish of good cleanliness that confirms the sense of smell.
An elegant wine capable of maximizing the territorial expression of Friuli through the assembly of Sauvignon, Pinot Bianco and Friulano.
Fully among the best italian white wines.

Grapes: Sauvignon 40%, Pinot Bianco 30%, Friulano 30%
Region: Friuli

Derthona Costa del Vento 2017 – Vigneti Massa

Characteristics: Nose initially played on floral notes of orange blossom, flanked by registers of tropical fruit, embellished with more enigmatic hints of officinal herbs, hydrocarbons and viennoiserie. Palate characterized by a pressing acidity of backbone and an imperishable persistence finish with echoes in which the fruit echoes the protagonist.

One of the best Italian white wines for its whimsical elegance: the alternating note of iodized flavor and acidity creates a very convincing dialectic.

Grapes: Timorasso 100%
Region: Piedmont

Timorasso Derthona ‘Pitasso’ 2017Claudio Mariotto

Characteristics: Orange peel, acacia and chestnut honey are mixed with laurel, embellished with hydrocarbon nuances. On the palate it is voluminous, fresh and exciting with a great iodized note that amplifies the sip. End of imperishable persistence in which all the aromatic nuances echo.

From one of the most iconic producers of Timorasso: A sui generis wine, whimsical and engaging. Among the best Italian white wines for maximizing the enological potential of Timorasso.

Grapes: Timorasso 100%
Region: Piedmont

Gavi ‘Monterotondo’ 2017Villa Sparina

Characteristics: Peaches in syrup and orange blossom are mixed with brackish tones of medicinal herbs. On the palate it is pressing, fresh and savory, with an amazing drinkability. Excellent persistence of great precision and length.

A virtuous interpretation of Gavi with a sensational evolutionary potential. Among the best Italian white wines for persistence and olfactory flair.

Grapes: Cortese 100%
Region: Piedmont

Gaja & Rey Gaja 2018 – Gaja

Characteristics: A riot of ripe and tropical yellow pulp fruits that fade towards citrus tones, resin and acacia honey and delicate balsamic sensations.

A strong white wine with a meditative character: the palate has a particularly pronounced acidity that gives great smoothness and aromas of unusual finesse.
A lysergic wine of great eloquence: it fascinates on the nose with the clear varietal of Chardonnay and the power of the terroir unfolds on the palate. To be counted among the best Italian white wines.

Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Region: Piedmont

‘Neige D’or’ 2016 – Lês Cretes

The aromatic framework is intense, multifaceted and fresh with succession of alpine flora that veer towards fruity tones of lychees and grapefruit, smoky notes and sweet spices of vanilla and melted butter. On the palate it is voluminous and supported by a great acid backbone. The alternating note between the freshness and the iodized mineral nuances that embellish the presence on the palate is interesting. Refines in large barrels and 12 months in the bottle before being put on the market.

A wine of sensational freshness, precision and olfactory clarity. Virtuous testimony of the oenological potential of the Aosta Valley. The aging potential is very interesting. Deservedly among the best Italian white wines.

Vines: Blend of native vines of the Aosta Valley.
Region: Valle d’Aosta

Curtefranca Chardonnay 2015 – Ca’ del Bosco

Characteristics: Strong notes of ripe white pulp fruit, pink pepper, viennoiserie, white chocolate and toasted hazelnuts emerge on the nose. The sip is rich, full and soft, supported by a nice acidity that culminates in a finish with continuous fruity echoes and sweet spices.

Italian winery capable of producing one of the most elegant and engaging Chardonnays on an international level. Deservedly among the best Italian white wines for the expression of the vine’s unusual finesse.

Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Region: Lombardy

Pigato ‘U Baccan’ 2016Bruna

Characteristics: Orange blossom and acacia are embellished with delicate citrus nuances, exotic fruit and medicinal herbs. The sip is juicy, slender, with a very pleasant saline presence on the finish that invites you to drink it.

Exciting wine that maximizes the expressive potential of Pigato: A breath of sea breeze with an elderberry and mandarin flavor. Fully among the best Italian white wines for incisiveness and flair.

Grapes: Pigato 100%
Region: Liguria

‘Vecchie Vigne Contrada Salvarenza’ Soave Classico 2016 – Gini

Characteristics: Papaya, mango and ripe yellow peach blend with spicy and flint tones. On the palate it flows soft and deep, with a sharp rocky cut with brackish echoes. Long finish of great harmony.

A Soave Classico with a refined and seductive character is born from centenary ungrafted vines, to be counted among the best Italian white wines for the marked mineral flavor that rhythms it.

Grapes: Garganega 100%
Region: Veneto

Soave Classico ‘La Rocca’ 2018Pieropan

Characteristics: Strong notes of quince and verona peach, viennoiserie and sage emerge on the nose. The sip is silky, full and soft, supported by a nice acidity that stretches towards an imperishable persistence and continuous fruity and sweet spice echoes.

One of the most virtuous elegant interpretations of Soave. Deservedly among the best Italian white wines for masterful enhancement of the potential of Garganega.

Grapes: Garganega 100%
Region: Veneto

BEST WHITE WINES OF CENTRAL ITALY

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2016 – Valentini

Characteristics: A kaleidoscope of aromas that makes room between floral scents of chamomile, tropical and candied yellow pulp fruit, dried green tea, continuing with nuances reminiscent of medicinal herbs, wild catmint, white chocolate and brackish nuances. The palate confirms the sense of smell with a balsamic finish.

A lysergic white wine of extraordinary aromatic finesse, with seductive and enveloping aromas on the palate. Excellent aging potential. Virtuous interpretation of Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, fully qualified among the best Italian white wines.

Grapes: Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 100%
Region: Abruzzo

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2018 – Emidio Pepe

Description: Nose rich in facets, including notes of broom, ripe yellow-fleshed fruit and candied apricot, wild fennel, honey and light oxidative sensations. The sip is soft and voluminous, with a grainy saline presence on the finish.

An original and straightforward white wine, of great territorial typicality. Among the best Italian white wines in Abruzzo from Abruzzo for the interesting dialectic between fruit pulp, flavor and evolution.

Grapes: Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 100%
Region: Abruzzo

“Marina Cvetic” Riserva 2011 – Masciarelli

Characteristics: Notes of ripe yellow pulp fruit are mixed with lavender and orange blossom honey on a delicate vanilla background. In the mouth it is enveloping, full and full-bodied, with excellent persistence.

Masciarelli gives us a Trebbiano d’Abruzzo animated by an energy that is still pounding, generous and with a great identity. Among the best Italian white wines for the impeccable enhancement of the Abruzzo grape.

Grapes: Trebbiano 100%
Region: Abruzzo

Testamatta Bianco 2018 – Bibi Graetz

The nose is broad and intense, spreading notes of tropical fruits, cooked apples and ripe yellow peaches embellished with souvenirs of medicinal herbs.
In the mouth it is fresh and elegant with a pronounced minerality that stimulates the palate by recalling allusions of rock bathed in the sea. It ferments in French oak barriques typical of the great Burgundy whites and ages for 6 months in barriques and 6 months in bottle.

A wine triumph of aromas and characterized by a sensational volume and flavor on the palate. Virtuous interpretation of Ansonica, fully qualified among the best Italian white wines.

Grapes: Ansonica 100%
Region: Tuscany

Batar 2017 – Querciabella

Characteristics: A large bouquet stands out on the nose, ranging from ripe fruit to yellow flesh, acacia, custard and saffron. On the palate it is rich and sumptuous, it softly envelops the palate, stretching towards a creamy finish with excellent persistence. Vinified with the use of indigenous yeasts.

Querciabella’s flagship label, Batar is a masterfully balanced wine in its fatty and savory components, an expression of unusual finesse. To be counted among the best Italian white wines for volume on the palate and identity character.

Grapes: Chardonnay 50%, Pinot Bianco 50%
Region: Tuscany

‘Boggina B’ 2018 – Petrolo

Description: Notes of yellow pulp fruit in syrup alternate with sage, catmint, white chocolate and melted butter. The sip is rich and well-structured, with great concentration and sensationally integrated by a marked saline note. Long and very clean finish with echoes on the fruit and sweet woody notes.

A wine with a full and seductive sip, characterized by balsamic and brackish tones. Among the best Italian white wines for the ability to reconcile identity, structure and elegance.

Grapes: Trebbiano Toscano 100%
Region: Tuscany

Riserva “L’Albereta” 2016 – Il Colombaio di Santa Chiara

Characteristics: Nose rich in facets between citrus notes of orange blossom, apricot, sage and saffron. The sip is energetic and well structured, supported by a beautiful acid blade that tempts you to drink it. Very clean, intense and persistent finish. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts.

An impeccable Vernaccia di San Gimignano, with a salty and captivating sip. Among the best Italian white wines for olfactory versatility and expansive presence on the palate.

Grapes: Vernaccia di San Gimignano 100%
Region: Tuscany

Vernaccia di San Gimignano ‘Carato’ 2016 – Montenidoli

Description: Aromas initially played on notes of exotic fruit and Dijon mustard, embellished with more enigmatic hydrocarbons. The mouth is wide and lively and supported by a pleasant mineral trail with a slightly almond finish. Organic wine, spontaneous fermentation in steel containers followed by maturation and refinement on the fine lees for several months.

One of the best Italian white wines for its olfactory versatility, refined, long-limbed and sincere, great presence on the palate. Organic wine.

Grapes: Vernaccia di San Gimignano 100%
Region: Tuscany

‘Tardivo ma non Tardo’ Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico 2017 – Santa Barbara 

Characteristics: Aroma all played on tropical yellow pulp fruit, peaches in syrup, orange blossom honey, dehydrated dates and toasted almonds. The sip is full and juicy, with a very pleasant brackish vein that enters into synergy with the fruit, which on the finish is the protagonist.

Produced with overripe grapes, Tardivo ma non Tardo is a sapid and pulpy wine, well structured but exceptionally drinkable, award-winning by wine critics from all over the Italian peninsula. The Santa Barbara winery, one of the most important in the Marche region, joins a non-profit organization dedicated to research into neurovascular diseases, donating part of the proceeds: one more reason to be seduced by one of the best Italian white wines.

Grapes: 100% Verdicchio
Region: Marche

‘Cantico della Figura’ Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva 2017 – Andrea Felici

Characteristics: Wide and varied nose, articulated on wild herbs, broom, peach and grapefruit, embellished with notes of pastry and smoky hints. On the palate it flows dense and sinuous, with a savory granular acidity that leaves the mouth very fresh and satisfied. Great persistence with continuous fruity returns.

A glyceric sip wine and at the same time very fresh, pulpy and brackish. Reference point of the Marche viticulture, Cantico della Figura is a unique wine, fully qualified among the best Italian white wines.

Grapes: 100% Verdicchio
Region: Marche

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Riserva 2016 – Villa Bucci

Characteristics: The nose is enveloped by an intense and layered olfactory bouquet: broom, chamomile, nipitella and fruit in yellow pulp jam slowly give way to flint and suggestions of saltiness. In the mouth it is broad and silky, with an iodized finish in which the fruit emerges decisively.

An iconic wine, which has made the history of the DOC Castelli di Jesi. Refined, complex and extraordinarily long-lasting, the Verdicchio Riserva by Villa Bucci is to be counted fully among the best Italian white wines for elegance and pleasantness on the palate.

Grapes: 100% Verdicchio
Region: Marche

Viognier Ars Magna 2018 – Ômina Romana

Nose full of facets, including citrus notes of orange blossom, melon, wild fennel, garrigue and brioche bread. In the mouth it reveals rich, fresh and vigorous, with a pleasantly savory finish that amplifies the sensations, stretching towards a finish of sensational persistence in which the fruit and Mediterranean sensations echo as the protagonist.

Extraordinary interpretation of Viognier in Lazio: very complex and seductive olfactory picture, balance structure and flavor. The very clear varietal fruit of Viognier stands out, embellished with masterfully integrated tertiary notes. Deservedly among the best Italian white wines.

Grapes: Viognier 100%
Region: Lazio

Fiorano Bianco 2017 – Tenuta di Fiorano

Characteristics: Aromatic layered profile: opens on notes of peach in syrup, orange blossom flowers, to continue towards tones of wild caper and Mediterranean scrub. On the palate it spreads voluminous, fresh and savory. Well balanced finish, with excellent persistence and cleanliness with references to fruity-floral notes. Fermentation with indigenous yeasts in 10-hectolitre oak barrels and matured “sur lies”.

Icon of Lazio viticulture: An expansive and eloquent wine. Without doubt among the best Italian white wines for taste-olfactory complexity and territorial character. Undisputed witness of the sensational oenological potential of Lazio.

Grapes: Grechetto and Viognier
Region: Lazio

‘Cervaro della Sala’ Castello della Sala 2018 – Antinori

Description Sensational the olfactory picture that outlines shades of broom and orange blossom flowers combined with notes of acacia, Mediterranean scrub and graphite. On the palate it is full and harmonious, with an excellent structure and with a very pleasant acidity that portends a great aging potential. Fresh and persistent finish.

A wine of unusual elegance and with a large, clean and mineral sip. Fully among the best Italian white wines for the skill with which the expressive potential of the Umbria terroir was maximized.

Gorgona 2017 – Frescobaldi

Characteristics: Wide and layered aromatic range: opens with notes of helichrysum, chamomile, thyme and nipitella to continue towards citrus and exotic yellow pulp fruit tones. The sip is slender and elegant, punctuated by a marked iodized acidity that culminates in a finish with balsamic and brackish whispers.

Gorgona is a flickering, fresh and enveloping white with a strong Mediterranean character. Frescobaldi worked alongside the inmates of the prison on the island of Gorgona for the creation of this unique and sui generis organic white wine, deservedly to be counted among the best Italian white wines.

Grapes: Vermentino and Ansonica
Region: Tuscany

MIGLIORI VINI BIANCHI DELL’ITALIA MERIDIONALE

Furore ‘Fiorduva’ 2018 – Marisa Cuomo

Characteristics: Brushstrokes of broom, orange blossom, passion fruit and candied apricot blend harmoniously with fresh notes of Mediterranean scrub, cedar and dried green tea. In the mouth it is very soft, with excellent structure, with a full and round sip with a salty finish with continuous returns of candied fruit.

Icon of the Amalfi Coast and the whole of Campania, Fiorduva is one of those rare and unforgettable wines, produced with native grapes of the highest quality. Fully among the best Italian white wines for the ability to reconcile structure, identity and elegance.

Grapes: Fenile 30%, Ginestra 30%, Ripoli 40%
Region: Campania

Greco di Tufo Giallo d’Arles 2018 – Quintodecimo

Characteristics: Wide aromatic range on which apricot, orange blossom honey, quince and dates stand out. The sip is very wide and smooth, masterfully balanced between pulpiness and minerality. Long and very clean finish.

A unique and timeless interpretation of Greco di Tufo. Certainly among the best Italian white wines for refined olfactory expressiveness and intensity on the palate.

Grapes: Greco di Tufo 100%
Region: Campania

Etna Bianco ‘Le Vigne Niche – Calderara Sottana’  2019 – Tenuta delle Terre Nere

Characteristics: It opens on citrus and mineral notes, on which the lemon peel, yellow grapefruit, pear, flint and graphite stand out. On the palate it is very fresh, made snappy by an acid vein with brackish references. Great retro-olfactory persistence.

A visceral, volcanic wine, a riot of fruit and minerality. Fully qualified among the best Italian white wines for the intriguing note of alternating iodized flavor and acidity, which creates an intriguing and engaging dialectic.

Grapes: Carricante 100%
Region: Sicily

‘Pietra Marina’ Etna Bianco Superiore 2016 – Benanti

Characteristics: On the nose, notes of bergamot, pink grapefruit, yellow peach and lychee stand out, enriched by very delicate hints of hay and flint. On the palate it is juicy, with a powerful acid blade that pulls the sip towards a salty finish with slightly almond returns. Excellent persistence.

An overwhelming white, which envelops the drink in a kaleidoscope of juicy and saline sensations. To be counted among the best Italian white wines for the enhancement of the Carricante grape, explosive and highly recognizable.

Grapes: Carricante 100%
Region: Sicily

‘Vigna Sant’Andrea’ 2016 – Pietradolce

Characteristics: Mango, papaya and lemon peel are mixed with brackish and mineral tones. On the palate it is very fresh, full and satisfying, with great presence and flavor. Extraordinary persistence finish. It comes from a vineyard over 120 years old and is produced in a single oak barrel with maceration on the skins for 10 months.

A white wine from Etna of great complexity and elegance. Intense and exciting with a salty and brackish final breath. Among the best Italian white wines for overall pleasantness and territorial identity.

Grapes: Carricante 100%
Region: Sicily (Etna)

Etna Bianco ‘Arcuria’ 2018Graci

Characteristics: Lysergic aromatic range characterized by orange blossom, passion fruit and wild fennel. The sip is intense, savory, made lively by a strong acidity that enhances the long and fragrant finish of imperishable persistence.

One of the most iconic wines of Etna: Among the best Italian white wines for harmony and richness. A vibrant Etna Bianco of unusual elegance and eloquence.

Grapes: Carricante 100%
Region: Sicily

‘Vigna San Francesco’ 2017 – Tasca d’Almerita

Characteristics: Layered aromatic profile: opens on notes of exotic yellow-fleshed fruit, broom and lime, to continue towards tones of pink pepper, caramel and custard. On the palate it flows dense, buttery but at the same time fresh and salty. Well balanced finish, with great persistence and cleanliness.

An icon of Sicilian viticulture, Tasca d’Almerita’s Chardonnay is an explosion of taste, powerful and refined. Without doubt among the best italian white wines for organoleptic complexity and sensational interpretation of the grape.

Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Region: Sicily

Santigaini 2016 – Capichera

Characteristics: Mandarin, grapefruit, broom and acacia honey extend towards notes of aromatic herbs, lavender and salt. On the palate it is dense and full-bodied, with an intriguing acid blade that fades into a salty trail of good persistence, with continuous balsamic returns.

One of the most interesting wineries in Sardinia gives us a very recognizable, fresh and inviting Vermentino sui generis. A peacock tail wine, fully qualified among the best Italian white wines for complexity, elegance and character.

Grapes: 100% Vermentino
Region: Sardinia

What are the best Italian White Wines?

What is the best white wine in Italy? Choosing is a difficult undertaking, which however inevitably is subject to the limits of a subjective opinion, which as such, by definition, is deficient and arbitrary.

We have simply compiled a list of our favorite interpretations according to our evaluations. However, it remains essential to underline that wine is not born to be prestigious, exhibited or flaunted.

But to excite us and be shared in a genuine way with the people we love, binding ourselves to contingent situations and to the unrepeatable and intimate moments of our life.

Therefore, we invite you to visit wineries and get to know the producers who produce wines in their uniqueness, so that you can independently discover and choose the wine that can be counted for you among your personal favorite wines. If you have had the patience to read this far, thank you for your attention, but now is the time to fill the glasses and cut distant hopes, and therefore:

Cheers, Salute, Santé