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While hot spiked cider or a warm whiskey might be your drink of choice in the winter months, spring is just around the corner, and with it, springtime wine varieties. Italy is home to some of the best vineyards in the world, but that doesn’t mean that you have to travel far to taste their luxurious selections. Italian wines are not only delicious, but they are some of the best varieties that you can get for the price. We’ve put together a list of a few Italian wines that you’ll want to taste this spring.
Prosecco Brut, Zardetto
First up on the list and a popular favorite is a sparkling wine from Prosecco, Italy. This wine is reminiscent of a bouquet of flowers, with bright flavors and fresh notes. A white froth tops off the golden yellow bubbles, for a vibrant glass that will remind you of the warm weather outside. This wine is perfect for all of your outdoor celebrations, bringing hints of fresh citrus and floral flavors to your tongue.
Pinot Grigio, Torresella, Venezia
White wine is another favorite in the springtime, and this selection pairs perfectly with your favorite seafood dishes. From Veneto, Italy, this dry wine is light and crisp, making it a refreshing option at any party. Smelling of green apples and white flowers, the imagery created by the wine presents a full sensory experience for you and your guests to enjoy.
Merlot, San Felice Bell’Aja Bolgheri 2019
Tuscany, Italy brings us our next wine selection—a red wine with a deeper taste and feel. Scents of licorice, smoke, and black pepper create a moody feeling just before you bring it to your lips. The complex flavors are flavorful and slightly bitter, with a dark oak and berry profile. Balancing it out are flavors of cream and baking spice, establishing an acidic and bold wine for the adventurous in your group.
Try Italian wines at the Albert
If you’re a wine enthusiast looking for your next conquest to savor, the Albert is a great place to try new wines. From sparkling, white, red, and rosé, there’s something for everyone. You can taste the flavors of Italy all from one table in Chicago when you book a table at the Albert in Hotel EMC2.
Interested in trying Italian wine at the Albert? Book your reservation here.