On Wednesday 9/5/18, Brittani and I had some Italian wine at home.
Brittani prefers sparkling wine, followed by white wine, while I prefer red wine. Yes, this makes it hard for us to drink wine together. We had an unopened bottle of Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Trentino DOC in the fridge left over from a prior event. Don’t let the screw top scare you off, this is a great bottle for the price.
Italian wines can come with one of three designations. IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) is the lowest level certification. Most bottles come with the DOC certification (Denominazione di Origine Controllata). This is given for wines that follow a certain quality, geography, and grape variety classification. DOC wines are almost always quite good. DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) have very high quality requirements and are excellent.
I had a glass of Liotro Terre Siciliane Nero D’Avola IGT. It started with some dark fruit flavors but was a little drying. Overall, it was a bit bland. Nothing wrong with it, just don’t try to impress a date by pulling it out.
Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio: $10
Liotro Terre Siciliane Nero: $10