An international pair of whites today, a vouvray and a soave. I saw the soave mentioned on a cooking show so I decided to try it.
The Amano soave ran me about $13. It hails from Gioia, which according to the map I pulled up is in the central part of the country east of Rome.
The soave had about the least acidity of any white I've drunk lately, nice fruity notes [the label says pears], maybe vanilla, slightly sweet. It would be good with a light summer supper, maybe with a lighter meat like veal.
The vouvray ran me $18, and frankly wasn't worth the money. It was drinkable, but you're paying for the import status, I think: no nose to speak of or subtleties of flavor. I've drunk better vouvrays.