Though its wines have graced the tables of Venetian high society for centuries, hilly Gambellara and its rich, volcanic soil was only granted official DOC status in 1970 – two years before its more famous neighbor to the west, Soave. While the latter’s prominence skyrocketed in the 1980s, the former has remained relatively obscure – until now. The arrival of big names like Casa Vinicola Zonin has finally drawn some well-deserved attention to the top whites coming out of this zone.
Pair this delicate white with creamy risottos for a seriously tasty match. We like classic mushroom or zingy asparagus and lemon recipes – though most any variation would do well. You can also try: grilled white fish or poultry garnished with creamy citrus sauces, seafood alfredo or baked shells with Taleggio and cauliflower. Also a mouthwatering aperitif.