Just as The Essentials from Turner Classic Movies showcases landmark films that have had a lasting impact on audiences, The Essentials wine range will help you discover classic examples of the world's leading grape varieties.
Light, breezy and refreshing, Italian Pinot Grigio has won the heart of many an American wine lover. For the best, we head to the grape's spiritual home of northeastern Italy, where renowned winemaker Alessandro Gallici, below, works his magic. One of our best-selling winemakers, Alessandro has a passion for crafting pure, invigorating Pinot Grigio. And thanks to the exceptional 2015 vintage – "a year to remember for Pinot Grigio," he raves – this is ultra-fresh and fruity. Look forward to enticing orchard fruit aromas, supported by trademark almond notes. Peach and pear star on the palate, leading to hints of citrus fruit and mineral on the long, crisp finish – this is a seriously classy aperitivo, and also pairs deliciously with all kinds of fare (see over for inspiration).