Thursday, November 14, 2013

San Angelo Pinot Grigio 2012

Italian Pinot Grigios generally are grown in the North, mostly in the Veneto and the Trentino. This one constitutes an anomaly, being produced by the Banfi combine in Tuscany. No Tuscan wine above plonk level is actually bad, but if you're expecting a standard Pinot Grigio taste, you'll be disappointed. This one is extremely fruit forward, with peach, banana, and apricot elements, with just enough citrus to keep it from going over the top into the actually sweet. There's no flintiness, no freshly mown grass, just a decently pleasant wine which I would drink as an aperetif. If that sounds like your thing, you might have a go at the sale price of $12.99.

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