I was recently introduced to a very unique bottle of Pinot Grigio from Venezia Giulia in the northeast of Italy. The Cupra Ramato has a copper color to it, which makes this wine truly standout. The copper color comes about by allowing the must (juice) to stay in contact with the skins for 36 hours. The end result is an excellent Pinot Grigio with wonderful aromas and flavors.
In the glass this copper colored wine exhibits aromas of stone fruit, strawberries, cherries, and a hint of floral. The flavor profile is of apricots, strawberries, cherries, and a nice minerality. This is a well balanced, easy to drink Pinot Grigio, and is medium-bodied, with good acidity. This wine would be great as an aperitif, or paired with a light green salad on a hot summers day.
I am always on the lookout for good, affordable, everyday drinking wines, and the 2011 Fish Eye Pinot Grigio from South Eastern Australia delivered for me. This wine came in at right around $6 a bottle retail, and it was a nice light, refreshing Pinot Grigio. In the glass this wine had a nice straw yellow color to it, and on the nose were aromas of stone fruit, and tropical fruit as well. On the palate were flavors of peaches, apricots, pineapple, mango, and a slight touch of citrus. For the low price, this wine is a good buy and it is easy drinking on a warm summers day.
We recently had family over for a traditional Italian dinner of Maltese fish and Cacio e Pepe pasta. Our daughter brought with her a bottle of the 2010 Dellatorri Pinot Grigio to accompany the food. This wine displayed aromas and flavors of yellow peaches, pears, a hint of tropical fruit, and a touch of minerality. This was a light-bodied Pinot Grigio, with soft fruit flavors, and a nice finish. For an everyday, affordable Pinot Grigio it was not bad at all, and it accompanied the Italian food very well.