Soave. I love to roll that word around in my mouth. Pronounced "suave-ay," Soave Classico is perfect summer drinking, especially this example from third-generation winemaker Stefano Inama. The grapes for his Soave Classico come from 30-year-old vines, and the wine has an uncharacteristic intensity. The bouquet is gentle, mostly wildflowers, but the 2011 has a minerality reminiscent of Chablis along with a bright thread of acidity. And that's what holds your interest, sip after sip.
Drink this crisp, dry white with sushi and sashimi, crudo, seafood risotto and pasta, and grilled fish.
Region: Veneto, Italy
Price: About $15
Style: Aromatic and crisp
What it goes with: Raw fish, seafood platters, seafood risotto and pasta