Pinot Grigio from Alto Aldige Valley in Italy.
Available for $12.99. Sample received courtesy DGB for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Vigneti delle Dolomite
Indicazione Geografica Tipica
Luna Nuda comes from one of the best places in the world for growing Pinot Grigio grapes -- Italy's Alto Aldige Valley.
This limited release Pinot Grigio has been hand crafted by the Giovanett family of Castelfeder Winery, a 4th generation family estate.
The wine exudes a richness and depth of flavor while maintaining a bright, crisp and fresh vibe. As you taste, you will experience a touch of beautiful minerality accompanied by golden delicious apple and citrus flavors along with a hint of the alpine air from Italy's northernmost region.
The name Luna Nuda "naked moon" is derived from the mystery and influence of the full moon on the growing, harvesting, and winemaking traditions that winemakers in this area have practiced for centuries.
The 2010 Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio exhibits aromas of green apple, pear, lemon and a little guava. The wine tastes similar, with lots of tropical fruit flavors plus green apple, lemon, lime and a good amount of minerality. This is a fresh, smooth drink that has stronger flavors than your normal Pinot Grigio. Tropical fruit flavors linger on the finish. Drinks nicely in any lunar phase.
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Overall Rating: 6.8
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