Legitimately tasty Pinot Grigio from Sicily, the La Bastarda Pinot Grigio from Renzo Masi.
Sample submitted for review. The La Bastarda Pinot Grigio has an SRP of $12 and is available for as low as $8. It is imported by HB Wine Merchants.
Renzo Masi is a family-run company that has been making wine for three generations. The philosophy which has distinguished their work from the beginning until now has been the same: producing wines with an excellent quality/price relationship. To obtain this year after year, they have searched for and selected the producers who can guarantee a constant, high-standard quality level and they have created a long-term relationship of cooperation with them, including their consultation on how to manage the vineyard, with the aim of reaching the highest quality.
The 2017 La Bastarda Pinot Grigio from Renzo Masi begins with a bit subdued but pleasing aroma of apple, lemon and a little honeysuckle with just a touch of spice. Tasting the wine reveals nice depth of flavor, good acidity, a good texture and even some streaks of minerality in this slightly sweet wine. There's nothing particularly complex or original about it (beyond the label) but it's a nice rendition of Pinot Grigio at this low price that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. It ends with tart and tangy fruit and more hints of minerality on the medium-long finish. This will do nicely!
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