Bricco dei Guazzi, Piemonte DOC (Italy) Chardonnay 2017

($13, Montcalm Wine Importers):  When you think of white wines from Piedmont, Chardonnay does not spring to mind.  But it is grown there and made into wine and actually has its own DOC.   Bricco dei Guazzi’s 2017 delivers lush creamy fruitiness without being heavy.   Its fruity focus is reminiscent of many New World Chardonnay, and its friendly profile and low-ish acidity allows you to enjoy it as a stand-alone aperitif.
86 Michael Apstein Feb 18, 2020