Italian white wines are renowned for their great quality and are loved all over the world by wine connoisseurs and others who just love drinking Italian white wines. Italy has an ideal climate for producing wines and not only do they produce some stunning Italian white wines but they also make some wonderful Italian red wines. Most wine stockists in the UK will offer a wide variety of both Italian white wines and Italian red wines to suit all palates. You can get Italian white wines that are made from red grapes which are delicious in flavour and many are made from local Italian grape varieties for a truly authentic taste. The Friulano grape variety which is grown in Italy is a popular choice for use in wines and gives a smooth and creamy texture and a subtle taste of almonds. This works perfectly with pasta, fish and chicken dishes.
Italian red wines are very unique because Italy has so many different grape varieties to choose from. This makes Italian red wines popular across the globe with people actively seeking out these more unusual varieties to try and enjoy. Italian red wines provide a wonderful range of unique and diverse flavours that complement a great selection of foods from many different countries. As well are creating unique Italian red wines Italy also create red wines from some of the more well known grape varieties such as chianti and cabernet-merlot. One of the most unique types of Italian red wines is the apassimento style of red wines. This is made from grapes that have been hung up to dry for anything from three weeks to six months to give a very unique flavour.
As well as the many varieties of Italian red wines and Italian white wines you can also purchase sparkling Italian white wines. Popular sparkling Italian white wines are Prosecco. This is a clean crisp taste and light in texture. It is perfect for drinking on warm sunny days and is often chosen instead of champagne for special occasions. It is often used to make Bellini cocktails where it is mixed with a pureed fruit such as peach. Sparkling white wines such as Prosecco are available from most UK supermarkets and wine retailers and it will often feature on in Italian restaurants wine list.
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