100% Pinot Grigio from California.
SRP of $10 and available for as low as $8. Sample received courtesy Trinchero Family Estates for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Oh, the sensual delights of Pinot Grigio! The zesty aromas, the crisp citrus flavors and vibrant finish! The excitement may almost be too much for your palate to bear. Almost.
Is there any other wine that so brilliantly expresses pure sunshine? Made from premium California grapes, our Pinot Grigio is pale yellow, with delicate aromas and vivid fruit flavors that surrender to a refreshing finish.
Today's wine is a brand new one in the Menage a Trois brand, which of course began with their red blend. The line now includes several single varietals including a Chardonnay and Moscato introduced a while back and a Cabernet Sauvignon and today's wine, the Pinot Grigio, just launched in March.
For this wine Menage a Trois cold fermented the grapes in steel tanks and did not put the wine through malolactic fermentation, a process which converts malic acid to lactic acid and usually results in a softer, richer, more buttery wine. A great choice, if you ask me, as the result is a really fresh, crisp and juicy Pinot Grigio.
The 2011 Menage a Trois Pinot Grigio begins with lots of fresh, zesty, citrus and tropical fruit aromas. A very fruity and very nice bouquet. The wine tastes of crisp, juicy fruit and has good acidity. The zesty fruit carries over from the bouquet when tasting this very easy to drink and satisfying wine. The fruity finish has good length. Simply a really flavorful Pinot Grigio.
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Overall Rating: 7.5
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