Saturday, July 2, 2011

Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio 2010

Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Italy (wine review and rating)

Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio 2010

Origin: Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Italy
Blend: Pinot Grigio (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: May 2011
Purchase Price: $9.99 (1.5L bottle)

Our review: A light yellow gold in color, this wine has aromas of peaches and flowers with slight notes of citrus. Initially very fruity on the palate, leaning somewhat towards more sweet than tart in terms of overall character, but also a bit unbalanced. Into the finish, though, the flavors quickly diminish and flatten out.

Our rating: This is another example of a potential 1.5L wine to serve this summer at outdoor gatherings. It's not a great sipping wine, one to enjoy while the burgers, chicken, shrimp and brats cook on the grill, but served with food, it's fairly versatile. We previously rated the Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio 2007 Average, but we're less enthusiastic about this vintage, rating it right on the border between Average and Below Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: Color: Straw yellow. Bouquet: Pleasant, delicate and fruity. Flavor: Dry, elegant and balanced.

Winery website: Mezzacorona: Wines from the Dolomites.

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