100% Pinot Grigio from Valdadige, Italy.
SRP of $10 and available widely for $9. Sample received courtesy W.J. Deutsch & Sons for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"A crisp, dry wine from northern Italy, it is fresh and fruity with a flowery bouquet. A perfect accompaniment to light dishes or by itself, as an excellent apertif.Ah, Pinot Grigio. Years ago this used to be the only wine I would drink. Nowadays, it just seems so...unexciting. Occasionally; however, I come across one that both reminds me of the good old days and also adds a little something more than your typical wine in this variety. (Take for example, the Zonte's Footstep Doctoress di Lago from Australia.) Today's wine from Italy is a perfect example of a tasty Pinot Grigio that is far from boring.
The 2010 Barone Fini Valdadige Pinot Grigio begins with a really nice and aromatic bouquet of fruit (citrus), flowers and a little honey. The wine tastes of crisp citrus, apple and lemon zest and has just about the perfect level of sweetness and a nice smooth texture. The surprisingly long finish is also very good featuring a little minerality and citrus zest. Molto Bene!
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Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 8
Overall Rating: 7.3
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