Monday, October 20, 2008

Don Giovanni Pinot Grigio 2007

Wine: Don Giovanni Pinot Grigio 2007
Origin: delli Venezie, Italy
Blend: 100% Pinot Grigio
Alcohol content: 12.0%
Bottle closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: October 2008
Purchase Price: $9.99

Taste profile from the winemaker (taken from the bottle label): "This beautiful pale straw pinot grigio displays aromas of peach, lemon-lime, pear and apple, accented with floral blossom. To the palate it maintains a perfect balance of fruit and acidity through its soft and lingering almond finish."

ABC Wines review: This very nice wine has floral aromas of tree fruit, notably red apple and pear, with some barely discernible notes of ripe tropical fruit. The palate is of medium body and has a moderate mineral base to it; the fruit flavors here lean more towards to the citrus. The finish also has a significant citrus character to it leaving the mouth clean and fresh. (We did not detect any of the almond flavors mentioned in the winemaker's taste profile.) Serve this wine at a luncheon buffet with cold fried chicken and vegetable salads. Our score: An impressive, food-friendly wine for under $10. Above Average, nearly Excellent.

Winery website: Giordano Wines.

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