Wine Lists

Italian white wines to try

By Halliday Wine Companion for La Prova, Tar & Roses, La La Land and Zonte’s Footstep

22 Feb, 2019

Textural, fresh, top value and versatile with food – why not swap your go-to for an Italian white?

Italian varieties are thriving on local soils, and for those willing to try something new, the resulting wines are diverse, refreshing and affordable. Ahead is a mix of Italian whites worth seeking out.

2018 La Prova Fiano

2018 La Prova Fiano

The warm and dry vintage provided trademark varietal characters of summer flowers, hazelnut and melon, leading a bright, textural palate with chalky minerality and a savoury grip to the finish.

RRP $26 | 2021 | La Prova

Zonte's Footstep Shades of Gris Pinot Grigio

2018 Zonte’s Footstep Shades of Gris Pinot Grigio

Delicate, dignified and delightful. This pinot grigio displays nashi pear plus melon and white peach-blossom highlights, with a crisp, zingy finish.

RRP $22 | 2020 | Zonte’s Footstep

La La Land Vermentino

2017 La La Land Vermentino

A wine with attitude. It’s mouthwatering, with vibrant flavours of lime zest, pear and nectarine, plus loads of texture and a racy finish. Vegan-friendly.

RRP $18 | 2019 | La La Land

Tar & Roses Pinot Grigio

2018 Tar & Roses Pinot Grigio

Nashi pear and white stone fruit on the nose, with an underlying hint of citrus. Rich, viscous and elegant, the flavours of mandarin and pear are balanced by a bright acidity that sees this wine linger on the palate.

RRP $22 | 2020 | Tar & Roses

This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with La Prova, Tar & Roses, La La Land and Zonte’s Footstep.