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Italian wine recommendations for specific tastes

waldrons | Mar 13, 200801:02 AM

My husband and I like a very specific style of wine, and while we're eager to try new wines, we're pretty sure we're not going to suddenly discover that we love something the polar opposite of our current taste.

So, in Rome, Umbria, and Tuscany, what type of white wine is closest to a Marlborough (NZ)-style Sauvignon Blanc (or French Sancerre)? We're familiar with Pinot Grigio/Gris and Orvieto, of course, but are looking for something a bit more grapefruity (or gooseberry-ish).

Also, in asking the waiter for a wine, aside from "vino bianco, molto secco", how else could we describe what we want in Italian?

Thanks in advance, as always!


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