Santa Cristina Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT 2014

The Data

Country   Italy

Appellation   Delle Venezie IGT

Varietal   Pinot Grigio

Retail Price   $12

ABV   11.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, pale straw color.

Aromatics

The aromatics are very floral being led by white, spring flowers with supporting notes of peach, apple, and citrus with accents of orange peel and ginger.

Flavor

The palate echoes the nose offering a sprite, tart fruit core with mineral, citrus zest, and fresh grass.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with crisp green apple and citrus notes conspire to make this a very refreshing wine.

Cool Factor

B

Pinot Grigio has become a very popular varietal in the past decade and we always welcome a fresh, crisp wine sold at a value price.

Value Grade

A

At just over $10 a bottle (less in competitive markets) this wine offers great value for money.

Analysis

Santa Cristina introduced Pinot Grigio in their line-up with the 2006 vintage. There is loads of Pinot Grigio coming out of Italy these days with many of the better examples coming from the north as does this wine crafted with grapes from Veneto. It's fermented and rested in stainless steel to retain its fresh nature.

How to Enjoy

This is a terrific aperitif that can also pair nicely with summer salads.

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