Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING Pinot Grigio.
Producer/Winery: Alberto Piovan, La Viarte; Udine, Italy
Grape Variety: Pinot Grigio.
Geographic Appellation: Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy.
Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Sipping.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, oat straw color. Damp wood and a touch of floral in the aroma. Silky entrance, with a medium-weight body and bright acidity. Tart apple and sandstone right out of the crusher taste that continues through the long, slightly gripping and spicy finish. This was a WOW, WOW Pinot Grigio and the best we’ve had in a long time. I love Pinot Grigio and the fresh Elena Walch is my favorite, but this la Viarte Pinot Grigio goes right up there near the top of the list. I would say it’s OUTSTANDING Pinot Grigio and Pinot Grigio lovers should search out to find it!!!
She said: Clear, pale golden yellow color. This is a WOW wine!!! Starting with a mild fruity aroma the wine offered a full fruity taste with a dash of minerality and a soft, smooth feel that was almost creamy and definitely delicious. The long finish carried through the fruitiness but let the mineral burst forth as it tapered to its finale. Easy drinking, this is a GREAT Pinot Grigio
See also our review of the 2014 vintage of this wine and see how different we thought it was.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
UPC Code: 7 61503 72422 9
Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.
Photo from La Viarte.