Over the years I have tried many different regions as its best to never have the same bottle twice as there is so many wines to choose from. When doing my WSET levels I found that Italy was quite complicated to learn about due to the large number of regions as well as all of the grapes that don’t really pop up elsewhere. On the reds I enjoy a good Barolo as well as some Aglianico del vulture (I actually manage to find some taste the difference Aglianico del vulture in Sainsubury for about £7 a bottle!).
On the whites however I have an issue, pretty much all of the Italian whites I have tried have had pretty much the same tasting note of ‘Lemon’ or ‘Citrus fruits’ with very few other interesting characters, I can tell the wine is well made but just not exciting or complex. Comparing other white wines I have had from Bordeaux, Germany or Alsace the Italian whites seem really simple with very little going on - I guess we are sometimes spoiled for choice for aromatic whites.
Just wondering if anyone had any suggestions for slightly odd (or indeed interesting) Italian whites to try, so far even some of the cheaper Portuguese whites are more interesting than some DOCG Italian whites - starting to give up on Italian whites to be honest but will give it one last try with any suggestions here.