The Chardonnay is very acceptable yet not entirely convincing. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 50-53.6°F (10-12°C). The Riesling Itálico is far more exciting than the Chardonnay, possessing a much finer bouquet and a fresher, fuller, and warmer taste. Drink this Italian wine at 46.4- 50.0°F (8-10°C).
The Pignoletto made from grapes of this name is quite a different type of wine of pale colouring, often tinged with green and with a fine and delicate nose and fresh, warm, and harmonious taste that may be either dry or sweet. This type of Italian wine is available as either a still or slightly sparkling (Frizzante) version. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 42.8-46.4°F(6-8°C) for the sweet and 48.2-51.8°F (9-11°C) for the dry still and sparkling wines.
For red Italian wines there is a choice from light, vegetal Merlot (dry, juicy and harmonious), full-bodied and harsh Barbera, or the equally vegetal Cabernet Sauvignon. There are also Riserva versions of the Barbera and Cabernet Sauvignon wines of high quality. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 57.2- 60.8°F (14- 16°C) for a Merlot, young Barbera, or Cabernet Sauvignon and 60.8-62.6°F (16-17°C) for the Riserva wines.