Pinot Grigio from Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy.
Sample submitted for review. SRP of $9 and available for as low as $6.
From the bottle:
"Mezzacorona only vinifies Pinot Grigio grapes of its own production cultivated in vineyards at the foot of the Dolomites.
Smooth, fresh and fruity. Perfect for any occasion. The ideal complement to your favourite dish: appetizers, soups, pastas, fish and white meats. Excellent as an apertif.
Today's wine comes from Alto Adige, the northernmost wine region in Italy and one of the oldest wine growing areas in Europe. It's an area you don't hear much about, or at least not as much as you should because the wines are simply delicious. For more information on Alto Adige, I encourage you to take a look our recent series on the area.
The 2011 Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Vigneti delle Dolomiti begins with a pleasant aroma of flowers along with peach, pear, a little honey and a subtle nuttiness. The wine tastes very nice with round, fruity flavors of pear, peach and zesty citrus and features a bright acidity. It ends fresh and clean with good length. Quite easy and pleasurable to drink while also offering more complexity than your typical Pinot Grigio in this price range. Yes, there is an awful lot of Pinot Grigio out there but this one is now on my very short list of favorites under $10.
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