“My doctor said I need to drink more water, so I bought a case of Pinot Grigio” ~@ShitMySommelierSays
I saw this quote on Twitter a few years ago, and it made me laugh. Admittedly, I’m not much of a Pinot Grigio drinker these days. I usually prefer richer, bolder wines. However, my mother’s favorite wine was Pinot Grigio. So, in tribute to her, I decided to feature one this week.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a Pinot Grigio, and honestly, I’ve always thought of it as a “food wine” – something that pairs nicely with most foods, but I wouldn’t drink it alone. The Pinot Grigio I selected and tried for today changed my mind on all of this. It was lovely, bright, and surprisingly robust!
Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie
Light straw in color, this wine surprises with a fragrant bouquet. It smells floral and fruity, with notes of kiwi, pear, green apple, and honeysuckle. It is crisp and clean on the palate, with bright acidity. It has a luscious, silky mouthfeel, with lovely notes of pear, apricot, honey, and banana. This wine can stand up on its own or be paired with food. It would be a great with Thai food.
I picked up this bottle at Trader Joe’s for $5. Needless to say, this was a great value. I would buy this again and again.