Honestly, "white" seldom springs to mind when Italian wines are discussed. Of course there are multiple striking exceptions to the observation that the first duty of a wine is to be red. Piero Antinori constantly works to open multiple wine vistas, as his new Bianco from the Umbrian Hills demonstrates.
2011 Santa Cristina Bianco, Umbria $12 srp
Lilting, minerally nose of crisp green apple, new mown grass, banana and lemon zest. The acidity on the palate is even tempered, producing a smooth mouthfeel, then punctuated by mouth-watering citrus and refreshing kick. A food wine with a bit of end chalkiness to assist accompanying milk-fed veal, freshwater fish or a white pizza. (Grechetto and Procanino grapes) Drink now-2014