This is a quintessential summer wine; perfect for pairing with picnics, beach cricket or just sunny afternoons on the deck. Wonderfully fresh and crisp, it is like drinking from a cool mountain stream. The nose features a fresh-cut flower bouquet, along with ripe stone fruits, while the palate has classic pear notes, alongside fresh grapefruit and lime flavours. The bright acid continues right through the palate. This is made by an Italian family in the north-east of Victoria and unashamedly mimicks the northern Italian grigio style. It would pair with everything from deep-fried whitebait to a mushroom pizza. Go ahead. Splash out and you won't be disappointed. I don't expect to hear from anyone who is. $21. www.pizzini.com.au.