Chianti is one of Italy’s most famous classic reds, but Tuscany can also make dashing crisp whites. This tongue-tingling, citrusy 2020 comes from the talented, award-winning Paolo Masi. Mainly Trebbiano, it’s appetising and stony-lemon zipped.
For many wine and food lovers, Italy means Tuscany and Chianti. Yet the region’s winemakers produce crisp, appetising whites, too, and none better than this dazzlingly fresh one from gifted winemaker Paolo Masi. He’s been delighting fans with his handcrafted wines for two decades now, and is a great exponent of the style. Paolo makes his wines at Fattoria di Basciano, the family property founded in 1900 high on a hill overlooking the Argomenna Valley. His Bianco Vergine is a mix of native Trebbiano and Malvasia, with international star Chardonnay for extra roundness. It’s all about crisp, zesty fruit, so it's very refreshing as an apéritif. Food partners are best kept light, like grilled fish, summer salads, risotto bianco or creamy pasta.
"Looking for something different? A refreshing and tasty white wine"
5-Star Online Review For the 2018 vintage