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Dynamic and tireless Pierluigi Lugano is not only a source of great Ligurian wine from indigenous varieties—he is responsible for arguably one of the best fizzy whites under $20 available in NY: the ever-popular frizzante known as “Glera” for the past several years, which takes on a new description as “Bianco delle Venezie” with the 2016 vintage. In a sea of vapid, overly sweet Prosecco, this frizzante stands out proudly. Made using careful temperature regulation in order to preserve delicacy and freshness, the wine is bottled with just two grams per liter of residual sugar—a refreshingly bone-dry offering that stands in sharp contrast to its many cloying peers. Clean, bright, and refreshing, it presents notes of acacia honey, white flowers, crunchy green apples, and tart nectarines atop a subtly mineral underlay.