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Teroldego or frappato? Check out our top Italian wine picks

We all know Italian food is fabulous – and it’s even better with a good Italian wine. Which is why we asked EWineAsia.com – one of the region’s leading fine wine wholesalers and online retailers – to share some prime picks from its extensive selection.




Pieropan Soave Classico 2013, $43

If you’re not keen on oaky whites, this crisp, fresh white blend is for you, as it’s oak-free. An import from the medieval village of Soave in northern Italy, this refreshing wine pairs especially well with vegetarian dishes and seafood.


Lis Neris Sauvignon Blanc 2011, $56

Fresh and juicy, with hints of ripe green melon, grapefruit and apricot, this sauvignon blanc comes straight from the famous wine region, Friuli, in the northeastern corner of Italy.


Rivera Castel del Monte D.O.C. Rupicolo 2011, $36

Coming from the Puglia region of southern Italy, this ruby red blend is full of wild red berry fruit flavours, with a smooth, fruity palate and a well balanced, subtly tannic finish. 


COS Frappato Sicilia 2011, $54

This fresh, medium-bodied frappato (a red wine varietal that comes primarily from Sicily) features accents of mocha, red cherry and currants. 


E. Foradori Teroldego Rotaliano 2010, $59

This teroldego (a red that comes mostly from the northeastern region of Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy), boasts flavours of blackberry, currant, damson plum and cocoa powder, and features a smoke-tinged, lightly spiced finish.


This story first appeared in Expat Living’s August 2015 issue.