Balestri Valda Soave 2018 needs to be the star of your next summer feast. The perfect complement to any meal of intensely flavored tomatoes, sweet corn and the fluke, scallops and oysters of the Jersey shore, my bet is that if you are drinking Pinot Grigio you need to give Balestri Valda a try. Guido, Laura and Luca Rizzotto organically farm old vines of Garganega and Trebbiano in the rolling hills of Soave, creating high-toned, delicious white wines.
Their Soave Classico 2018 is wonderfully aromatic, redolent of white nuts and jasmine. It’s concentrated and juicy, with a long, electric finish. This is a house white, perfect by itself, or paired with just about anything. The cost is crazy. Stock up!
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There is no Pinot Grigio in the world that is farmed organically, sourced from old vines on mineral soil and made in tiny quantities and only costs $14.40 a bottle on cases. I don’t understand the business plan yet, but I’ll take it. Crazy good, crazy cheap, stock up!
Fish, nuts, summer salad