Saturday, July 23, 2011

Antica Corte Garganega/Pinot Grigio 2010

delle Venezie, Italy (wine review and rating)

Antica Corte Garganega/Pinot Grigio 2010

Origin: delle Venezie, Italy
Blend: Garganega (80%), Pinot Grigio (20%)
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: May 2011
Purchase Price: $7.99 (750ml bottle)

Our review: Light gold in color, this wine has aromas of dried tree fruit, honey, and spices (cider). The flavor profile on the palate is quite similar to the nose, right down to the cider character that becomes more prominent into the finish, which is long-lasting but somewhat on the bitter side.

Our rating: We reviewed last year's vintage not long ago, and used the word "harsh" to describe the flavors on the palate. Although we described the flavors themselves a bit differently, "harsh" is applicable here as well. This is not a sipping wine by any means, but does pair well with food; we served our bottle, coincidentally enough, with almost the exact same meal we mentioned last November, chicken and rice. We think it would complement most poultry or pork dishes, particularly those with Italian or Mediterranean flavors. We like the complexity of the wine, but not so much its overall character. Still, we do rate it Average.

No taste profile from the winemaker found.

Winery website: None found.

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