Joe Campanale’s Aperitivo Wines
2007 Zeni Pinot Grigio Ramato ($20)
From the Trentino region of northern Italy, this copper-colored rosé is crisp, nicely fruity and deeply minerally.
2006 Bisson Bianchetta Genovese ($22)
A minerally, briny coastal white made in Liguria’s rugged coastal terrain.
2006 Grosjean Gamay ($22)
This light, berry-flavored red wine from the border of Switzerland is best served chilled.
2004 Damijan Kaplja ($72)
Unlike most whites, this full-bodied blend of Chardonnay, Tocai Friulano and Malvasia Istriana from Friuli is actually best at red wine–serving temperature.