Fava beans are a marker for the arrival of spring (just like tomatoes mark the start of summer), and their appearance at the market lifts my spirits. No wine says springtime as much as Vermentino, and it is the white I propose for drinking alongside Richard and Chris’s Fresh Fava Bean Purée. Other dry whites and rosés will work, too, but there is a magic created by the Vermentino. Coincidentally, we have some of the finest Vermentinos our planet produces.
By the way, Pigato is a branch of the Vermentino family. It has freckled skins.