Orto Venezia 2011, Venice, Italy

Country: Italy

Colour / Style: White

Featured in: Episode 12

As chosen by: Matthew Goode

Orto is part of a small (but growing) movement to bring winemaking back to the Venetian archipelago. It’s a blend of Vermentino, Fiano and Malvasia grown on the island of Sant’Erasmo and the producers are experimenting with ageing bottles under the lagoon to create complexity without nuttiness. Fresh, aromatic and slightly savoury, it’s perfect with shellfish dishes.