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Elena Walch Pinot Grigio Castel Ringberg 2012


Recommendation: Recommended as an excellent buy.

Winery/Producer:Castel Ringberg; Tramin, Italy.

Grape Variety: Pinot Grigio.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Alto Adige, Italy.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $19.80 (with 10% case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Pared With: Sea Scallops (baked with with butter, lemon and onions), basmati rice and peas.

Tasting:

    He said: Served chilled. Crystal clear and almost colorless…just a tiny tint of oat straw. Fantastic, strong very ripe apple and floral bouquet. Soft as silk citrus, green apple and pear taste that goes through a long crisp finish. This has to be the SMOOTHEST Pinot Grigio we’ve ever had and a taste that lasts several minutes. It was simply GREAT with the scallops and just as good when sipping after the meal. As a lover of Pinot Grigio this goes to the top of my list and sets the bar for others in the future!!!

    She said: I am purring as I write this because I’m drinking the perfect wine with a perfect dinner. Absolutely delicious! And especially appreciated because the wine and the lemony flavor were so in harmony. As I savored the dinner I could not help but sip at the wine with every taste because they were so good together. The pairing was fabulous but honestly the wine was a stand out on its own. It is crisp and dry as you would expect a Pinot Grigio to be but it surpassed all expectations. With tartness but not bitterness at the end it emerged as a perfect choice for the dinner.

    Comments:

Alcohol: 13.5%

Bar code: 670815666663