Chardonnay, as I’m sure you know, is one of the most popular wine grape varieties worldwide because it’s grown all over the world. On the other hand, some varietals can grow only in specific and particular locations due to the special and unique surrounding environment and terroir.
Let’s take Grechetto, an Italian wine grape of Greek origins, for example. Planted throughout the region of Umbria, Italy, this grape is most known for the production of Grecante in the DOC area (Denominazione d’Origine Controllata) Colli Martani.
During the Renaissance, the mayor of Montefalco used to send a bottle of Grecante as a precious gift to princes and important clergymen. Arnaldo Caprai winery is keeping this long tradition alive by producing Grecante Grechetto dei Colli Martani DOC.
Made with 100% Grechetto, it has a fruity aroma with nice delicate floral notes as well. This wine is especially refreshing for the Spring/Summer season. It’s great with appetizers and salad topped with chicken or fish. Also, it pairs well with seafood and poultry dishes.
The suggested retail price of $19.99 makes Grecante Grechetto an affordable but unique alternative to Chardonnay.
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