Cheap Wine That Doesn't Suck: Antinori Campogrande 2008 Orvieto
Orvieto is one of Italy's better known white wine-producing appellations, located in the regions of Umbria and Lazio. The Antinori is a blend of Grechetto, Procanico and Malvasia Bianca, whose pale golden color belies a seductive richness with a palate-cleansing crispness. On the nose there's green apple, lemon-lime and melon, but on the palate it's a mouth-filling mélange of tropical fruit, citrus and apple, with a fine lemony finish.
There's a lot going on with this wine for a very reasonable $10, all the more reason to say "Orvieto" instead of "Blech."