When most people think of Italian whites, they probably think Pinot Grigio – maybe Soave – and stop there. It’s partly down to the fact that Italy still predominantly uses indigenous varieties. Luckily for you, it means that in-the-know shoppers can score a bargain. Gavi DOCG is in Piedmont – best known for Barolo – using white grape Cortese. If you’re keen on intensely fresh, limey whites then this is an absolute must-try. Better still, despite being from a protected area where some of the world’s most expensive reds come from, it’s a real bargain. It’s got all the zing of a citrussy G&T – a delicious accompaniment to spaghetti vongole. Zesty. Fresh. It’ll make your mouth water.