Clean and crisp

Saturday, December 27, 2014

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

Earlier this year, I learned why the wines in the northernmost parts of Italy cost more, as well as why they are so beautiful.  This is an example of this.

This wine has a little oily unctuousness that reminds me so much of a Gruner Veltliner but starts off with some bright Meyers lemon combined with just a little bit of the tropical wonk of pineapple.  Then it slowly transforms somewhere between twenty to thirty seconds with the oily veil on your tongue and the flavor slowly seeping away as it crawls down the back of your throat.

The weight is a little more than middle of the road and the color is a straw yellow.  The nose is floral.


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