Santa Cristina Bianco 2011
Italy produces few white wines scaled to the big, buttery Chardonnay of California, and that’s okay. The best Italian whites eschew oak and alcoholic weight to better serve the food they pair with. This wine from Antinori offers finely-scented, rounded flavors that support a wide range of lighter fare. It is a blend of Grechetto and Procanico, hardly household names. Grechetto—which also answers to Greco, Grecherello, and a host of other aliases—is the main grape of Orvieto and vin santo. Procanico is just one more of the ubiquitous Trebbiano’s 2 billion pseudonyms. together in this wine, you can call the pair Delicious!