The Rizzottos organically farm old vines of Garganega and Trebbiano in the rolling hills of Soave, creating high-toned, delicious white wines. The Balestri Valda Soave 2019 is a crisp Italian white that is truly the perfect companion to most anything seafood, Jersey tomatoes and sweet corn. My bet is that if you are drinking Pinot Grigio you need to give Balestri Valda a try. There are no small lot, old-vine Pinot Grigios that exist for anywhere near this price. This is the last of what could be their best release in the last five years.
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