A north-south short circuit in the name of refinement and elegance. We offer you two whites that in common have refined and sinuous features, capable of unhinging only certainty in the glass. Alto Adige Nama by Nals Malgreid is a white designed to raise the bar, a Super White produced by one of the most virtuous cooperatives in Italy. Proposed 4 years after the harvest, it is a successful blend of chardonnay, pinot bianco and sauvignon from the Margè and Nalles hills. The climate is alpine, which can be perceived in the glass, but there is no lack of a more mature and sunny character, also thanks to the mood of the 2018 vintage.
As far as the other, we travel by car for 15 hours to the Strait of Messina, including a ferry ride to reach Milo, on the north-east side of Mt Etna. This is home of some of the greatest whites of Italy. We are in Sicily, Africa is not that far away, yet in the glass we have a wine with a Nordic soul, thanks to the elevation, over 700 metres above sea level, and an excellent interpreter like Federico Curtaz. His Etna Superiore Kudos is a white of note.
selected by Gambero Rosso