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Sortesele Pinot Grigio 2013 – Crisp and Light

Sortesele Pinot Grigio 2013

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Some things have to be seen to be believed. In the case of this particular wine review, some things have to be tasted because they’re too remarkable to pass. What makes this wine so significant, you may ask? The flavor? Is it reminiscent of fresh summer fruit bursting with flavor?

No. But that exact reason benefits this wine. Or its effect, at least.

What makes this bottle so unique is how bright and clean it feels in the mouth. The finish is a different story, though.

Sortesele Pinot Grigio ($9.99) comes to us from Santi Winery near the Adige Valley in northern Italy, Venice side. The Anno di Vendemmia, or year the grapes were harvested, was 2013. Typically with younger Pinot Grigios you get abundant floral and fruity characteristics, but what this wine lacks in notes and palate it makes up for with a crisp taste. Soft yellow in color, the subtle aromas of pineapple, butter, apples, and pear dance in the glass. The wine itself is off dry, with very scant touches of strawberries, green apple, butter, walnuts, and orange blossom in the palate. What’s most noteworthy is how clean and bright it is; it’s almost like a cool glass of water, even while at room temperature. After such an airy, light presence, the finish is a bit heavier with herbaceous notes of white pepper. The alcohol content is a low 12.5%.

Pork or chicken would pair nicely with this.

If you see a bottle of this, purchase it and crack it open for dinner or for a refreshing summer sip.