Give your palate something to sing about with a slightly chilled sip of 2014 Grechetto dei Colli Martani white wine from Italy.
This exceptional wine is crafted from luscious Grechetto and Trebbiano grape varieties sourced in the Montefalco region. Although this area is better known for its excellent winter reds, these two varietals marry with delicious results in the bottle.
Grechetto contributes refreshing notes of peach, pear and citrus and is fresh and intense but with a surprise: a savory finish on the palate.
Perhaps more widely known, Trebbiano has a long history from medieval chronicles. In Roman times, Trebbiano was known as “The Soldiers Wine”, being very popular with the army while held in low-esteem by the upper classes. Time changed its popularity. This invaluable grape probably produces more white wine than any other varietal in the world.
This light straw-hued wine, Grechetto Colli Martani ($20) showcases Trebbiano’s full-bodied tropical fruit and yellow flower aromas with whispers of white flowers and a dry finish.
Both bouquets help to weather heat waves on the beach or in your sun-splashed patio.
Pour this summer surprise as an aperitif or with pan fried white fish, creamy tomato soup and fresh sheep cheeses.