Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Zita Pinot Grigio 2011

Pinot Grigio is much maligned in vinicultural circles as being bland, uninteresting, too light, and whatever pejorative the reviewer can come up with. It certainly, along with Chardonnay and Merlot, figures in in any list of wines that a wine snob will condemn out of hand in order to establish his credentials.While this may be true of the majority of Pinot Grigios out there (they just tend not to come up to a French Pinot Gris in body and character) there are some good ones, one of our favorites being the Santa Margherita. This one, from the Venezie, is sort of on the fringe. While it doesn't have the Chenin Blanc- like flintiness that the best ones exhibit, it does have some body and nice enough pear taste to give it some interest. I realize that this is damning it with faint praise, but that's the best I can do. $8.99.

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