“The largest selection of Italian wine in New Jersey!” says the team at Undici. No idle boast in a state that has plenty of competition for the crown. For sheer depth of choice, however, the judges at the World’s Best Wine Lists awards were apt to agree—indeed, they thought, this is one of the finest collections of Italian wine anywhere.
It’s the variety—of regions, producers, vintages, and, no less important, prices—as much as the sheer number of bottles that catches the eye. This is a list that succeeds in finding interesting wines and producers in each of Italy’s many regions. From Pieropan’s Soave and Gravner’s Berg Anfora from Friulli, to Mastroberardino Radici Taurasi Riserva from Campania and Cos Frappato from Sicily, via an exhaustive A-to-Z of the great classic producers of Piedmont and Tuscany, it’s a enjoyable Grand Tour of the modern highlights of a great winemaking country.