In this episode of IntoWineTV, host Lisa Kolenda and wine experts Rob Renteria, Cezar Kusik, and Bartholomew Broadbent convene at one of San Francisco's finest restaurants, Incanto, to taste and discuss Italian Whites. Theme: Italian Whites Wines: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2007 , $25 , Region: Alto Adige Bollini Pinot Grigio 2008, $15, Region: Trentino Caposaldo Pinot Grigio 2008, $9, Region: Veneto Alcohol: Santa Margherita 12%, Bollini 13.5%, Caposaldo 12.5%
Summertime. For many of us that is the time for a cool white wine. Of course many of them are produced in Italy. One of the more commercially successful whites is the Pinot Grigio from Italy. Specifically, those produced in the north-eastern province of Trentino-Alto Adige. Surrounded the Alps and Dolomites, and bordering Austria and Switzerland, this is the northern most region in Italy. The area is mountainous with only about 15% of the land being farmable.