by Paullette Gaudet

Delle Venezie_blogItaly is traditionally known for stellar reds, but this exceptional country also boasts a claim to fame for outstanding white wines: Delle Venezie, located in the large, north-east zone of Italy that is demarcated Indicazione Geografica Tipica (IGT), forms the mammoth core of Italy's Pinot Grigio production. Flat river valleys, coastal plains, and Alpine foothills distinguish this region's cool climate, which produces delicate, fresh wines that are beloved throughout the world. This large wine zone encompasses the Tre Venezie area, once part of the Venetian Empire, whose three regions are today known as Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneti, and Trentino-Alto, whose ancient towns and cities are steeped in history. The city of Venice alone is a destination for many romantic reasons, and forms a hub of tourism for not only its food and wine, but film festivals and museums.

The nearby Alps and Adriatic Sea provide a cooling influence on the region's mountain-ringed vineyards that Northern Italian locals call aria condizionata (air conditioned), which creates the ideal atmosphere for grapes that lock in fresh fruit flavors. Perfumed with peach, our wine clubs Alessandro Gallici Pinot Grigio 2015 is an invigorating white suitable to sip alone, or as an ideal accompaniment to light-sauced chicken and seafood dishes. Raise a glass to Italy's diverse wine offerings with this superb chilled white!