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Lovely in the middle

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Brand NameYalumba
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Wine NamePinot Grigio
Vintage (Year)2013
AVASouth Australia
CountryAustralia
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypePinot Gris/Grigio
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
2
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
3
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

There are a lot of people who don't realize that Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are exactly the same grape.  Traditionally, those named the former came from Alsace and gave your more peach and pear aspects while those named the latter came from Italy and gave you more citrus, especially lemon and acidity.

This wine actually sits comfortably in the middle between the two, giving some very nice muted stonefruit [closer to nectarines] and some mild lemon flavor, think Meyer lemons.  Actually the aroma gives off lemons and floral essence while the taste switches your tongue in the opposite direction, and this is a good thing.  The feel of it on your tongue is very silky but this wine goes down very easily.  I won't even call it a finish because this wine is very clean, but not crisp as the flavor never builds and descends, but stays very steady and drops off so subtely that you never notice it at all.

This wine is definitely a winner.

 

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