An Italian Red That’s Best Served Chilled

Wine expert Noel Sherr reveals his favorite bottle costing less than $17. This selection is a lesser-known grape that makes light, perfumy reds.

Here, wine experts reveal their favorite bottles costing less than $17. Many of the selections are lesser known but absolutely worth the search.

Who: Noel Sherr, owner of Cave Taureau wines in Durham, North Carolina

What: 2011 La Casaccia Monferrato Freisa

Why: Grown in Piedmont in northwestern Italy, Freisa is a lesser-known grape that makes light, perfumy reds. “This one is absolutely delightful with juicy purple fruits, and a very pretty nose of rose petal and spice,” says Sherr. The wine really comes alive when chilled slightly, he says.

Kristin Donnelly is a former Food & Wine editor and cofounder of Stewart & Claire, an all-natural line of lip balms made in Brooklyn.

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