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Il Conte Pinot Grigio 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: With all the taut freshness this wine exudes it’s a FANTASTIC Pinot Grigio that’s an absolute bargain.

Producer/Winery: C.V.T SRL-AL668; Torton, Italy.

Grape Variety: Pinot Grigio.

Geographic Appellation: Veneto, Italy.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $10.80 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Ham and broccoli quiche with sharp cheddar cheese and onion; Caesar style salad with lots of garlic and home made artisan bread.

Tasting:

    Chilled before drinking. Crystal clear and colorless. Fresh green apple, spring daffodils in still morning air, a bowel full of lemons and crab apple blossom aromas. Smooth, crisp and refreshing mouth-feel. Right from the first taste to the last it was dominated by a dusty mineral you could chew on, with green apple and hints of lemon flavors that continued through a long, dry and citrus tasting finish and ended with a tart aftertaste. Fresh and light as snow flakes dancing in a field of spring bulbs. Clearly not the traditional Pinot Grigio we used to drink in the Piazza Navona every summer when Vicky was working in Pompey…this had lots of exhilarating zing and a delicious mineral backbone. At only $11 this Pinot Grigio gets four thumbs up from us and with all the taut freshness this wine exudes it’s a FANTASTIC Pinot Grigio that’s an absolute bargain.

Pinot Grigio grapes ready for picking
Photo from the Monterey County Herald, Vern fisher.

Comments:

Alcohol Content: 12%

Closure: Screw cap.

UPC Code: 8 15541 00562 5

Imported by: Polaner selections; Mount Kisco, New York.